Addressing Weight Bias: A Call to Action
A call to action from the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) summarizing the effects of weight bias, what can be done to reduce it and provides guidance for reframing public health messages.
2019-12-19 – Handout
Joint International Consensus Statement for Ending Stigma of Obesity
After reviewing the evidence on the causes and harms of weight stigma, a multidisciplinary group of international experts developed a joint consensus statement with recommendations to eliminate weight bias. Dietitians of Canada endorsed this statement along with a Pledge to Eradicate Weight Bias and Stigma of Obesity.
2020-03-05 – Position Paper/Policy Document
Implicit Associations Test (IAT) - Weight
An online test called from Project Implicit® developed at Harvard University to assess biases that people have towards race, sexuality, gender, body weight, etc.
2019-11-27 – Evaluation/Assessment Tool
Weight-Inclusive Image Banks
A collection of images, photos and videos on inclusion and diversity that professionals can use in their practice. Some are royalty free and some require permission to use.
2019-11-22 – Audio/Visual
Fostering Positive Weight-Related Conversations
This knowledge translation casebook from the Bloorview Research Institute is a “compilation of best evidence and practice to assist healthcare professionals in having positive conversation about weight-related issues with children and their families.”
2018-10-23 – Manual/Guide
Cultural Competence for Registered Dietitians E-Learning Module
An e-learning video module from the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) examines the concepts of cultural competence and reviews how personal values, biases and assumptions may impact the quality of services that dietitians provide in all areas of dietetic practice.
2019-05-20 – Audio/Visual