THE NEW RACISM?
WEIGHT BIAS &
Volume 3 • Number 3 • $4.95
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Kids to be
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Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Director of
Research, Rudd Center for Food Policy
& Obesity at Yale University.
Report suggests more can be done
to implement Canada’s Clinical
Practice Guidelines for obesity.
PROGRAM PUTS KIDS
AT THEIR BEST
Initiative encompasses physical
fitness, emotional health and
THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF
OBESITY IN THE WORKPLACE
While the health risks associated
with obesity may be well known, the
actual workplace costs of the
disease are poorly understood.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
A new book helps readers develop a
plan for change.
2009 STUDENT THESIS WINNER
CON-RCO Student Thesis
Competition winner finds good
intentions don’t always translate
into healthy behaviours.
DOES THE FOCUS ON
PREVENTION PROMOTE BIAS
While many groups campaign for
increased resources to prevent
obesity, rarely does one hear the cry
for increased access to the treatment
options available to us.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM
Self-help groups play an important
role in ameliorating persistent and
against obese people.
AND POLICY MEET
Yale’s Rudd Center tackles obesity
with a unique multipronged
OBESITY AS A DISABILITY
The law says it qualifies — so why
haven’t employers paid attention?
LARGE CONSUMERS STUCK IN A
Complex retail forces — ranging
from weight bias to poor economies
of scale — leave many larger
individuals out in the cold when it
comes to shopping.
Two proponents share their stories
on life after surgical procedures to
address severe obesity.
MONITORING THE MEDIA
There is no question that weight
makes for attention-grabbing
headlines. But, do the popular
media convey the complexity of