People first language

In line with many professional societies, BOMSS council has agreed to adopt People First Language in speaking about people with obesity in its publications and at conferences. Language is important to help reduce weight bias and stigma.

BOMSS also requests that careful consideration is given to presentations that the use of stigmatising photos in publications and at conferences is avoided.

Members can find further information on People First Language, via the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) https://www.obesityaction.org/action-through-advocacy/weight-bias/people-first-language/

The following link through EASO gives access to photo libraries with positive images of people with obesity that can be used in presentations http://easo.org/media-portal/obesity-image-bank/


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