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.
November 1, 2015
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Evidence Summary, Example/Component
Community-at-large, Primary Care, School, Workplace
Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)