Obesity Empowerment Network UK Champion Angela Chesworth recently spoke to Alex Hall from The Daily Telegraph.Continue reading “The need to address the complexities of obesity”
Key messages from Professor Rachel Batterham’s article published in the Times RedBox on 15th July. You can read Rachel’s article here.Continue reading “An effective strategic approach to obesity must recognise obesity as a disease”
We are thrilled to share the news that our friends at Food Active have re-launched their Healthy Weight Declaration. The declaration aims to support local authorities and other partner organisations in adopting a systems level approach to supporting healthy weight.Continue reading “Food Active re-launches the Healthy Weight Declaration”
A recently published OEN UK authored comment article, published online by the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, puts forward a call to action in response to the experiences of people living with obesity in the face of COVID-19.Continue reading “Obesity and COVID-19: A Call for Action from People Living with Obesity”
‘A very important milestone has been reached for obesity sufferers: the recognition of their disease’
This recognition has come with a new comprehensive German National Diabetes Strategy.Continue reading “The German Parliament has recognised that obesity is not a lifestyle issue, but a chronic disease”
As the UK starts to move towards the “New Normal”, we struggle to think what this will look like in reality and specifically what it will mean to people living with obesity.Continue reading “If Obesity Surgery can change lives and save our Covid 19 strapped NHS, why isn’t it happening?”
We’ve put together three short, easy-to-follow videos to help people stay active whilst at home. These exercises can be done at home in a small space and do no need any special equipment.Continue reading “Be Active, Stay Healthy”
COVID-19 has impacted significantly upon weight management and bariatric surgery. In order to quantify this effect Dr Adrian Brown from UCL has obtained ethical permission for two surveys.Continue reading “We need your help to find out how COVID-19 has impacted on the provision of weight management services”
We are sad to announce that Iris Mcmillan, OEN UK champion, passed away on 26th February 2020. Iris, a former solicitor, served on numerous government and health sectors committees. She fought for people affected by overweight and obesity to have appropriate treatment and for recognition of the detrimental effects of weight stigma. She will be sadly missed.
Professor Rachel Batterham, Chair of OEN and Nadya Isack were invited to speak at an event at the RCP on March 10th 2020 that was attended by about 80 people from Camden CCG. The aim was to encourage all healthcare and social care professionals to be able to talk sensitively about weight. Dr Batterham presented an overview of the causes of obesity whilst Nadya Isack, OEN Champion eloquently shared her experience of living with obesity and the stigma that she has faced.