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Media Resources

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The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the World Obesity Federation. ASOI aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity across the island of Ireland.

Materials for both media and press can be found below.

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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:

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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

Image Bank

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The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut is a distinguished multi-disciplinary policy research centre dedicated to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity and reducing weight stigma.

Their media gallery now contains several hundred still images and over 80 b-roll videos depicting non-stigmatizing portrayals of individuals with obesity.

http://www.uconnruddcenter.org/media-gallery

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The most recent addition to our range of high-quality external resources promoting positive, non-exploitative images of people with obesity in the media. This image bank resource is designed to improve awareness and understanding of practical, effective actions that can be taken to combat the obesity crisis.

http://www.imagebank.worldobesity.org/

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A nearly 54,000 member-strong non-profit organisation based in the USA and dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. OAC works to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51094/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=97

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The IFB Adiposity Diseases centre is a joint centre of the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig and the University Hospital of Leipzig, bringing together both obesity research and treatment experts under one roof. Its photo gallery features a diverse range of images of people with obesity which are available to news publications upon request.

http://www.ifb-adipositas.de/en/news-press/photos

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Press Releases

 

Press Release for World Obesity Day 2022

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ASOI & ICPO Jointly Recognised with Award for World Obesity Day Advocacy

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Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2021

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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).

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Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2020 & ECO-ICO Dublin 2020

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Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day 2019

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Policy Brief – Childhood obesity prevention: Co-created research priorities using the nominal group technique

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A group of scientists, clinicians, and other experts pen open letter to Dr Eva Orsmond

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The ASOI succeed in changing pejorative stigmatising word for obesity in the Irish language

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Action taken by Wicklow County Council to protect children’s health recognised at national obesity conference in the lead up to European Obesity Day

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Obesity Seminar examines role of images and language in weight stigma

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Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Press Release

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European Obesity Day

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Stigma in Obesity Against Children & Adolescents

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EASO Media Masterclass Video Playlist

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News

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Previous ASOI Events

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2016 ASOI award winner

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Media Resources

The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the World Obesity Federation. ASOI aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity across the island of Ireland.

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:

Obesity Canada’s 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

https://obesitycanada.ca/resources/image-bank/

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut is a distinguished multi-disciplinary policy research centre dedicated to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity and reducing weight stigma.

Their media gallery now contains several hundred still images and over 80 b-roll videos depicting non-stigmatizing portrayals of individuals with obesity.

http://www.uconnruddcenter.org/media-gallery

The most recent addition to our range of high-quality external resources promoting positive, non-exploitative images of people with obesity in the media. This image bank resource is designed to improve awareness and understanding of practical, effective actions that can be taken to combat the obesity crisis.

http://www.imagebank.worldobesity.org/

A nearly 54,000 member-strong non-profit organisation based in the USA and dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. OAC works to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51094/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=97

The IFB Adiposity Diseases centre is a joint centre of the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig and the University Hospital of Leipzig, bringing together both obesity research and treatment experts under one roof. Its photo gallery features a diverse range of images of people with obesity which are available to news publications upon request.

http://www.ifb-adipositas.de/en/news-press/photos

Press Releases

Obesity no longer defined by numbers on a scale

New guidelines launched for obesity treatment in Ireland Obesity care to focus more on health and quality of life For more than one million people in Ireland who live with obesity, new treatment guidelines that redefine care have been launched today – with the support of doctors, patient groups and the HSE. The guidelines follow

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HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event

The HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event it taking place both online and in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin 2 Date: 6th October 2022 Time: 10am – 2pm The event is FREE with limted places for in person attendance Register here Eventbrite

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ASOI & ICPO receive joint award for World Obesity Day advocacy

The committee for the ASOI are thrilled to be jointly recognised today for our collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) back in March 2021. Our joint campaign day ‘Addressing Obesity Together’, which was funded by a grant from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European

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Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2021

Thursday March the 4th 2021 marks World Obesity Day. This is a day dedicated to increasing awareness of the root causes of obesity and improving understanding of the actions required to address them. It is a day for encouraging advocacy in order to address the common perceptions in society that drive unfair weight bias and

Read More »

Stigma in Obesity Against Children & Adolescents

EASO Media Masterclass Video Playlist

News

ASOI News

Obesity no longer defined by numbers on a scale

New guidelines launched for obesity treatment in Ireland Obesity care to focus more on health and quality of life For more than one million people in Ireland who live with obesity, new treatment guidelines that redefine care have been launched today – with the support of doctors, patient groups and the HSE. The guidelines follow

Read More »
ASOI News

HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event

The HSE Overweight and Obesity Lets Talk Event it taking place both online and in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin 2 Date: 6th October 2022 Time: 10am – 2pm The event is FREE with limted places for in person attendance Register here Eventbrite

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ASOI News

ASOI & ICPO receive joint award for World Obesity Day advocacy

The committee for the ASOI are thrilled to be jointly recognised today for our collaboration with the Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) back in March 2021. Our joint campaign day ‘Addressing Obesity Together’, which was funded by a grant from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European

Read More »
ASOI News

World Obesity Day Ireland generates new conversations about obesity

Last week on 4th March, the Irish Coalition for People living with Obesity (ICPO), in collaboration with ASOI, were involved in a number of events to mark World Obesity Day and European Obesity Day, the aim of which is to raise awareness of the complexity of obesity and the need to recognise it as a

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ASOI News

Press Release for World Obesity Day 4th March 2021

Thursday March the 4th 2021 marks World Obesity Day. This is a day dedicated to increasing awareness of the root causes of obesity and improving understanding of the actions required to address them. It is a day for encouraging advocacy in order to address the common perceptions in society that drive unfair weight bias and

Read More »