Thin = happy + successful: the impact of stigmatising media content on people living with obesity

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.

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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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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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Public Policy Exchange Webinar Event: ‘Tackling Obesity’

Join OEN UK Champion Ann Vincent and a panel of leaders in academia, business, policy and other third sector organisations for the Round Table Webinar event, ‘Tackling Obesity: Ensuring Preventative, Educational and Treatment Measures Help Address Obesity among Children and Adults’, hosted by Public Policy Exchange.

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