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Weight-related issues

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Complex and interrelated issues

In Quebec, obesity, preoccupation with weight and fatphobia are omnipresent and constitute obstacles to the health of the population.

Several actions can be deployed at different levels so that our living environments become levers to mitigate these problems and their harmful effects on physical and mental health.

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OBESITY

OBESITY

Obesity is a complex issue, influenced by several factors.

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FATPHOBIA

FATPHOBIA

Fatphobia is a form of discrimination that is harmful to health.

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PREOCCUPATION WITH WEIGHT

PREOCCUPATION WITH WEIGHT

Preoccupation with weight can lead to unhealthy behaviours.

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A HEALTHIER, MORE WEIGHT-INCLUSIVE MEDICAL ENVIRONMENT

Did you know? In Quebec, among people with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or more who report having been victims of fatphobia :

1 in 3 say they have experienced it during a medical visit.

In addition to damaging health and well-being, medical faphobia has significant consequences for the quality of and access to healthcare. In its fact sheet, the Collectif Vital shares several recommendations for deconstructing weight prejudice and combating fatphobia within the medical profession.

Consult the information sheet

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With the aim of making communications more inclusive and reducing weight stigma, Collectif Vital is launching its Healthy Weight-Related Communications Toolkit, which is part of a broader effort to redefine the way weight and the issues associated with it are addressed in Quebec’s public space. It was developed following the conclusions of the Provincial Working Group on Weight-Related Issues.

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The Healthy Weight-Related Communications Toolkit consists of four tools based on :

 

View the Toolkit

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