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
This article was published in part by the Irish Independent on 23 September 2019: Weight and obesity are complex issues and weight-stigma harms, not helps - Read the Irish Independent article here. Marita Hennessy Every day we see stories about weight in the media....
ASOI patient advocate Susie Birney is excited to share details of an upcoming family walk arranged by patients, details of which can be found on the poster below. Lough Boora is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the M50 Red Cow junction. It is an ideal spot for people...
Conference Report: ASOI 7th Annual Conference & AGM 2019: Building Bonds, Bettering Practice: Patient advocacy and approaches to reduce obesity stigma
We were delighted to host our 7th Annual Conference on 17-18th May in the Convention Centre Dublin. Over 200 people from a range of disciplines, including clinicians, academics, social scientists and patient representatives, participated in the two-day event, joined...
The Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI) hosted it’s first European Obesity Day event that was partly organised by patients, had patient conclusions after every speaker, and had patients at the forefront of the entire day. True understanding of the...
People living with obesity less likely to seek medical care due to stigma National obesity conference to mark European Obesity Day will focus on addressing weight stigma and patient advocacy Tuesday 14th May 2019 People living with obesity experience stigma and...
ASOI committee members pen RTÉ Brainstorm piece: Why we need to address weight stigma in all aspects of life
RTÉ Brainstorm have today published an article co-written by ASOI patient advocate Ms Susie Birney and communications lead Ms Marita Hennessy, emphasising why we need to address weight stigma in all aspects of life. The publication is topical, as it comes with just...
Ms Marita Hennessy, Communications Lead on behalf of the ASOI, has written a letter published in yesterday's Sunday Times responding to an article published on 28th April 2019. The letter highlighted the use of stigmatising language and imagery. The published article...
3rd May 2019 It has been a busy week for committee members for the ASOI, many of whom attended and took part in the European Congress on Obesity in our neighbouring Glasgow. As part of this, our committee member and patient advocate Susie Birney was appointed...
Press release: Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day
Addressing obesity stigma to be discussed at national obesity conference in advance of European Obesity Day 1st April 2019 People with overweight and obesity are often targets of negative attitudes in many areas of their lives. Bias and stigma towards people living...
The ASOI committee are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual ASOI Conference and AGM will take place on 17-18th May at The Convention Centre, Dublin. The theme for this years conference is 'Building Bonds: Bettering Practice - Patient advocacy and approaches to...