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Two New Publications by Team ABC3 Members

Two recently published papers highlighted on Geoff Ball‘s (Team ABC3 Project Leader) blog, Childhood Obesity Research Insight, address different areas of childhood obesity research that to date have been under examined.  71 more words

Recent Studies

Delusions of Slender: Why "Skinny Shaming" Isn't Real

Skinny Bitch.

I heard that most of my life. It’s called “skinny shaming.”

As part of the body positive movement, thin people, primarily women, are speaking out against being marginalized. 1,014 more words

Culture

Combating Weight Bias in the Media?

Visual images influence public attitudes and shape understanding of issues, often more powerfully than verbal or textual content. Images used to accompany online or print news stories frequently depict people with obesity or overweight from a stereotyped viewpoint – often inactive or consuming unhealthy food or focusing on lower bodies, excluding heads from the frame. 103 more words

Obesity Research

the HAES® files: Why I Don’t Care about Health

by Cat Pausé, PhD

As a Fat Studies scholar and fat activist, the issue of health is forever looming around me. In the background; in the foreground; off in the wings; waiting to pounce. 1,237 more words

Health At Every Size

Lies Doctors Tell us About Weight

I’ve seen a lot around the Internet lately about the link between weight and body size and health. We’ve all been told our whole lives that weight is intrinsically linked to health; that being fat is bad for you and being obese is essentially a death sentence. 845 more words

Wait...Why are we talking about my weight?

Raise your hand if you look forward to going to the doctor…

Me neither.

Not long ago, I had a check-up that I had been dreading more than usual. 1,170 more words

Health

Spreading the word about Weight Bias & Diabetes

It’s been a busy month.  Between my nutrition counselling, writing articles, editing a magazine and a big Ultimate Frisbee tourney it feels like I’ve hardly had time to breathe. 511 more words