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Obesity and Employment - What is The Role of Organisational Interventions for Health and Diet?

12 Mar 2024
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Obesity is a topic that a lot of people have an opinion on, but more commonly than not it is a negative one.  Obesity stigma is prevalent in all aspects of a person’s life, and the workplace is no different – people working with obesity are discriminated at all stages of the employment cycle.  The workplace as well as being a factor that can contribute to obesity, it can also be an arena in which interventions to help people living with obesity can be implemented.  But what is the evidence base around such interventions, and do current organisational interventions only serve the eat less, do more rhetoric?


Hilary Winch, Chair, NHS Health at Work Network and Head of Workplace Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nicola Bullen, Deputy Chair, NHS Health at Work Network and Assistant Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing, University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Zofia Bajorek, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies
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