Materials for both media and press can be found below.
Obesity media portal and non-stigmatising imagery for journalists
This Media Portal has been developed to provide pan-EU journalists with the most up-to-date and relevant information about obesity.
It is an evolving resource which will be updated regularly as new resources and information become available. Our organisation believes that obesity is a health priority across Europe, and that media play a critical role in driving awareness and understanding of this complex, and often stigmatized disease.
If you are a journalist looking for appropriate non-stigmatising obesity-related imagery, the following links provide a variety of images that can be downloaded and used in publications:
Canadian Obesity Network
The Canadian Obesity Networks mission is to act as a catalyst for addressing obesity in Canada and as a platform to foster knowledge translation, capacity building and partnerships among stakeholders. Their Perfect at Any Size Gallery was developed to help promote accurate coverage of obesity-related topics in news reporting and challenge harmful weight-based stereotypes
The UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity – Media Gallery
Their media gallery now contains several hundred still images and over 80 b-roll videos depicting non-stigmatizing portrayals of individuals with obesity.
World Obesity Image Bank
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
IFB Adiposity Diseases Centre Germany – Photo Gallery
COVID-19: Statement from the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI), The National Obesity Management Clinical Programme and the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO).
Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2020 & ECO-ICO Dublin 2020
Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day 2019
Policy Brief – Childhood obesity prevention: Co-created research priorities using the nominal group technique
A group of scientists, clinicians, and other experts pen open letter to Dr Eva Orsmond
The ASOI succeed in changing pejorative stigmatising word for obesity in the Irish language
Action taken by Wicklow County Council to protect children’s health recognised at national obesity conference in the lead up to European Obesity Day
Obesity Seminar examines role of images and language in weight stigma
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Press Release
European Obesity Day
Stigma in Obesity Against Children & Adolescents
EASO Media Masterclass Video Playlist
Recent European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) Webinar: Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth
The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted a free online webinar on November 12th 2020, titled ‘Adherence to treatment of obesity and associated comorbidities in youth’. The event opened with an...
Our next article on this World Children's Day follows our previous piece on a parent's perspective of childhood obesity from our recent campaign day 'Living with Obesity' in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European...
For our recent campaign day 'Living with Obesity' in collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO), this emotive piece was submitted by D. Murphy for a newsletter aimed at...
Recent Webinar Highlights: The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children in today’s digital world.
By Niamh Arthurs - Registered Dietitian The All-island Obesity Action Forum in association with Safefood and the Associations for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) and UK Northern Ireland regional group (ASO NI) hosted an online webinar on the 10th of November...
Obesity Forum: The hidden influencer – tackling marketing of unhealthy food to children in today’s digital world
Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 Time: 09:30am to 11:00am Venue: Webinar This All-island Obesity Action Forum webinar is hosted in association with safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity in Northern Ireland Network, and the Association for the Study of...
Post Summary The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager to manage the HSE National Obesity Clinical Programme whose objective is to define a model of care and related pathways across the healthcare system. The Programme...
The European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO) are launching a campaign on October 21st themed "Living with Obesity" and the focus is on raising awareness about stigma and People First language. We at the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity...
Irish Coalition for People living with Obesity (ICPO) issues complaint to RTÉ over stigmatising sketch, with support from professionals, individuals and organisations
Read the full letter here.
Your safety is our primary concern Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting restrictions, ASOI, EASO and WOF have decided to transition the live ECO-ICO scheduled to take place in Dublin from 1-4 September 2020 to an interactive and...