OEN Trustees are delighted to announce Dame Jenni Murray as Patron of the Network at our Annual General Meeting 2022. In this post, Jenni shares why the OEN mission matters to her and how she hopes to see things change for people affected by obesity.Continue reading “Introducing Dame Jenni Murray as Patron of OEN”
It is increasingly recognised that weight-based stigma in the media negatively impacts people with obesity in multiple life domains. Nadya Isack, OEN Champion and advocate, spoke with Liv Sewell about the changes those working in the media can make to end stigmatisation and discrimination against people with obesity.Continue reading “Framing obesity, ending stigma: The change we need to see in the media”
It is now widely recognised that negative attitudes towards people living with obesity are embedded in our society through media content. Liv Sewell spoke with Nadya Isack, OEN Champion and advocate, about her experience of living with obesity and the impact of stigmatising media content on people affected by overweight or obesity.Continue reading “Thin = happy + successful: the impact of stigmatising media content on people living with obesity”
The forthcoming National Obesity Audit (NOA) aims to drive improvement in the care accessed by adults and children living with overweight and obesity.Continue reading “Improving care: National Obesity Audit 2022”
Members of the Obesity Empowerment Network are warmly invited to attend our upcoming AGM on 24th January 2022, 1-2pm. Please click this link to register for your free ticket which will give access to the meeting, which will be held on Zoom.
Research published this week by Ipsos MORI has shown that people living with obesity are nearly twice as likely to report poor mental health, compared to people with a healthy weight as measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI). OEN UK Champion Nadya Isack, and obesity advocate Sarah Le Brocq, spoke with Riz Lateef on the BBC Radio London about the impact of weight stigma on the mental health of people living with obesity.Continue reading “Mental health & obesity”
Obesity Health Alliance have published their 10-year Healthy Weight Strategy laying out a long-term agenda for UK Government action which makes it possible for everyone to move towards attaining, sustaining and enjoying improved wellbeing and healthy weight.Continue reading “Obesity Health Alliance Launches Healthy Weight Strategy”
People living with overweight or obesity face pervasive stigmatisation, social devaluation, and discrimination based on their body size. OEN UK has launched the ‘Stand Up to Weight Stigma’ campaign to highlight the nature and extent of this discrimination in various different settings and bring change.
OEN member, Liv Sewell spoke with Dr Stuart W. Flint, Associate Professor of the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds, about the extent and impact of weight-based stigma in the media. In this post Liv summarises what we know…Continue reading “Weight Stigma in the media￼”
In this post we highlight World Obesity recommendations for addressing obesity in children and call on Her Majesty’s Government to utilise the recommendations to drive policy addressing childhood obesity forward.Continue reading “Stepping up action on childhood obesity”
In this second guest post for the ‘Stand Up to Weight Stigma’ campaign, Dr Zofia Bajorek highlights steps key stakeholders must take to ensure active and fair participation in the labour market for people living and working with obesity.Continue reading “Weight Stigma at Work: Moving from analysis to action”