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In 2018, ODPH adopted our Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight Position Statement. Since then, our members have been compiling, adapting, and creating resources to support public health nutrition messaging that addresses weight bias rather than perpetuates it. ODPH is committed to reducing weight bias to promote health and wellbeing for all Ontarians.
 

Position Statement

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Addressing Weight Bias: Call to Action (English)

November 2019. Developed for use with public health colleagues or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.

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Addressing Weight Bias: Call to Action (FRENCH)

Les préjugés liés au poids: le temps d’agir. November 2019. Developed for use with public health colleagues or community organizations working to reduce weight bias.

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Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight

ODPH Health and Wellbeing Philosophy and Approach to Weight

June position statement weight bias 2018 Public Southwest RD Group
 

School Resources

Public health units are mandated to support local school boards. Many Ontario health units may offer training or resources to support local schools and educators to ensure messages don’t perpetuate weight bias and to encourage health and wellbeing for all.
 
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Mental Health and Weight Bias in Schools

Developed for use with schools to provide information on mental health and weight bias. Created by BDHEWG Schools Subgroup. October 2020.

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Nurturing Healthy Eaters in Elementary Schools

Describes how school community members can support students in elementary schools (grades JK - 8) to nurture healthy eating. 2019.

Resources weight bias school resource Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
Nurturing Healthy Eaters in Elementary Schools FRENCH

Describes how school community members can support students in elementary schools (grades JK - 8) to nurture healthy eating. 2019. FRENCH version

Resources weight bias school resource Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
Nurturing Healthy Eaters in Secondary Schools

Describes how school community members can support students in secondary schools to nurture healthy eating. 2019. English version

Resources weight bias school resource Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
Nurturing Healthy Eaters in Secondary Schools FRENCH

Describes how school community members can support students in secondary schools to nurture healthy eating. 2019. FRENCH version

Resources weight bias school resource Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
 

Health Professional/ Public Health Resources

Some health units may have community and professional training available. Please contact your local health unit for more information.
 
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Addressing Concerns about Weight Gain while Quitting Smoking

Addressing Concerns about Weight Gain While Quitting Smoking is a 3 page factsheet designed for healthcare providers to understand the evidence related to quitting smoking, nutrition and weight and weight inclusive healthcare and health promotion.

Resources Public Health Resources weight bias Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
Having a Conversation: Weight Gain while Quitting Smoking Guidance for Addressing Client Concerns

Having a Conversation: Weight Gain While Quitting Smoking Guidance for Addressing Client Concerns is intended as a “pocket/desk guide” for healthcare providers.

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Quitting Smoking and Your Weight

Quitting Smoking and Your Weight is a one page factsheet for clients who’ve expressed concern about weight gain when quitting smoking.

Resources Public Health Resources weight bias Public Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup
 
 
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Resources compiled, adapted, or created by the ODPH Body Diversity and Health Equity Work Group members and respective public health units