Breaking Weight Bias

Breaking Weight Bias – Promoting Health without harming through digital training tools
Project number: 2020-1-UK01-KA204-079106
Implementation period: 01-10-2020 – 30-09-2022

Project description

The project will be developing a complete innovative set of training material. The main project aim is to raise awareness among health professionals about the harmful impact of weight bias as well as to make clear that treatment of obesity is more complex than the advice of ‘eat less-move more’ so that they will be able to promote healthy behaviours without harming. The Breaking Weight Bias training course will equip health providers with the right methodological tools to approach and treat people affected by obesity with understanding, empathy, and respect and to support them in improving their mental and physical well-being. The project is also aspiring to build an international network to co-create, evaluate, and help promote the Breaking Weight Bias training material to the healthcare systems and professionals all over Europe.

TARGET GROUPS

  • Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc. who want to provide their patients/clients the support they deserve
  • Individuals with excess weight who would like to challenge their own internalised bias and improve their quality of life
  • Health care and public health organisations, institutes, charities, and associations
  • Universities and higher education institutes
  • Training organisations
  • Decision/ Policy makers in the field of public health

Project website: TBA

Partners

Coordinator: Civic Computing Limited  – UK
Inova Consultancy LTD – UK
Emmanouela Leounaki – Greece
Danmar Computers Sp z o.o. – Poland
Atermon B.V. – Netherlands
Universitatea Babes Bolyai – Romania

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.