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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Position Statement

This position statement outlines the current literature regarding health messages, strategies and interventions dealing with weight and obesity, arguing that deficit-based and individual behaviour focused approaches can lead to weight bias, stigma, discrimination and metal and physical harm. In this position paper, you will find evidence-informed strategies to positively address weight, obesity and health, whilst minimizing unintended consequences related to weight and obesity intervention; key recommendations for public health interventions; and key messages to promote to the public.

Resource Information

Date

November 1, 2015

Author

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Type

Evidence Summary, Example/Component

Setting

Community-at-large, Primary Care, School, Workplace

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Mental Health

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario)

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