The year 2020 showed the significant impact Covid-19 had on many people managing overweight and obesity whereby this population was more vulnerable to Covid-19 complications.
New Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines provided evidence-based recommendations on how to advance obesity management. Despite the science, there are no publicly reimbursed obesity treatments in Canada and the majority of private insurance companies misrepresent obesity as a lifestyle problem that can be cured by diet and exercise. Canada requires an obesity strategy that recognizes obesity as the disease it is and prioritizes the related supports and tools needed for successful obesity care.
Your experiences managing overweight and obesity matter. Contact us to share your story for use with our community and policy makers to inspire hope and to help us advocate for improved health resources for our community.