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Addressing Weight Bias: A Call to Action

Weight bias refers to the negative attitudes, beliefs, assumptions and judgments towards individuals based on their weight, shape, appearance, or Body Mass Index (BMI). This position statement was developed for use by public health professionals or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.

Resource Information

Date

October 1, 2019

Author

Ontario Dietitians in Public Health

Type

Guide, Strategy/Framework

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Primary Care, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Health Equity, Mental Health, Social Marketing & Communications

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National

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