Healthy weight

Body Weight

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
The Source

Summarizes how overweight and obesity affect women by looking at sex, gender and diversity. Also critiques the BMI as an accurate measure of overweight and obesity.

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Available online.

Health at Every Size Community

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

HAES calls itself “the new peace movement”, and maintains that good health can best be realized independently from considerations of size, and supports people of all sizes in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviours.

What is “Health at Every Size”?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Deb Burgard
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach and how it differs from a conventional treatment model in its emphasis on self-acceptance and healthy day-to-day behaviours, whether weight changes or not.

Healthy living at your size

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English
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Online
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Francie Berg
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

One of the leading advocates of the “Health at Every Size” movement discusses ways to be healthy without focussing on trying to lose weight. 

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Adapted from the book Underage and Overweight: Our Childhood Obesity Crisis – What Every Family Needs to Know, 2005. Copyright 2008, 2004, by Francie M. Berg.

Fast facts: obesity and gender

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English
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Online
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Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

Includes statistics about obesity, sex and gender with reference to race and income.

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Visit the website to read and download.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Obesity in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
L’obésité au Canada
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Finds some significant differences between women and men when looking at obesity, showing, for example, that income is more strongly related to obesity for women than for men. Also finds that income, rural residence and minority status (mainly Aboriginal) are related to obesity in women and men even when controlling for health (or lifestyle) behaviours, such as inactivity, fruit and vegetable consumption and alcohol use. Their analysis of obesity is limited, as the authors note, by fact that data on “access to healthy foods and food outlets, consumption of traditional diets, caloric density, marketing of foods and beverages high in sugar and fat to children, and portion sizes have not been considered in the analysis.” The report was also limited by other factors, such as the fact that those not reporting body mass index (BMI) measurement (e.g. pregnant women) were excluded

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Visit their website to read the report online or to download a copy.
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ISBN: 978-1-100-18133-2
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Includes bibliographical references.

Healthy Weight Network

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All women
Organization Type: 
Private foundation
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English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

Presents the views of Frances Berg, a proponent of and pioneer in the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement, a philosophy that advocates normal diet-free eating, active living, and a respectful and positive environment that promotes total health and well-being for people of all sizes. Provides critical links between research and practical application on weight and eating issues.

Primary Telephone: 
701- 567-2646
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Fax Number: 
701-567-2602
Street Address: 
402 South 14th Street
City: 
Hettinger
Province: 
ND
Postal/ZIP Code: 
58639
Country: 
USA

Overweight and obesity in Canada: a population health perspective

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kim D. Raine
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Synthesizes the current state of knowledge related to: 1) the nature and extent of the problem of obesity, 2) the impact of obesity as a case for prevention and control, 3) a population health perspective on the determinants of obesity, and 4) effectiveness of strategies for addressing obesity and its determinants. Identifies priorities for future policy-relevant research and presents the author's options for promising interventions for reducing population obesity levels.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 155392231X
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