Weight

Stigma directed toward people because of their weight is one of the most “acceptable” forms of bias today, and in most areas of the country discrimination based on appearance is not protected.

Article: Weight-based Stigma in Youth. Dr. Rebecca Puhl, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, identifies how children and adolescents are frequently bullied because of their weight status, and suggest strategies for schools to protect them.

Article: Resiliency in the Face of Fat Shaming. Melinda Watman,  President and founder of The F Word Fat and Board member of Obesity Action Coalition and Chair of its Weight Bias Committee, opens up to share how fat shaming impacted her.

Fast Facts: Obesity
Pinterest: Weight
Research: The stigma of obesity

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