Weight Stigma in Employment

Individuals with overweight and obesity face pervasive stigmatisation, social devaluation, and discrimination because of their body size in our society in the UK. 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. The first focus of the campaign is the workplace. In this guest post, Dr Zofia Bajorek draws on recent research to highlight the extent of weight-based stigma people with obesity face in employment.

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Working to improve preventative and treatment strategies for obesity

In this post we continue the blog series marking the launch of the Obesity Empowerment Network Strategic Plan 2020-2023 in which we meet the individuals who developed it. This time we are speaking with Maggie Clinton, OEN UK Founding Member and Trustee, about why OEN UK is working to improve preventative and treatment strategies for obesity.

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People, patients, and professionals

OEN UK was founded as a network by, and for, people living with obesity and professionals working in the field. This is unique to OEN. In this post, continuing the series of blogs marking the launch of the Obesity Empowerment Network Strategic Plan 2020-2023, founding member Maggie Clinton explains why this decision was made and why OEN’s fundamental commitment to collaborative working is important.

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Expert Panel Discussion: The impact of weight stigma on people with obesity

We are glad to be able to share access to a recent international panel discussion on the hugely important issue of weight stigma. In this panel, four experts in the field present on the impact that weight stigma has on people living with obesity and on funding for scientific research which could develop future treatments.

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