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World Obesity Federation Creates Royalty Free Image Bank for Positive Portrayals of Obesity

Media, presenters and others who utilize stigmatizing photos to illustrate issues in obesity are running out of excuses, thanks to the World Obesity Federation. 

In May, the Federation released an image bank designed, along with similar respositories provided by the Canadian Obesity Network and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, to combat weight bias in the media. The photo collections (the Rudd Center also offers B-roll video) portray people with obesity living healthy, happy, active lives in varied environments, and are a refreshing change from the typical headless, body-focused or food-centric images that often accompany stories in the press. 

The photos from all three organizations are free to use, and we encourage you to use them on your websites, in presentations or publications. For more information, contact us at info@obesitynetwork.ca