Weight Stigma in the media

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…

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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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