Weight Bias at Home and School
Overweight and obese youth are frequently teased, tormented, and victimized because of their weight. Weight-based teasing and stigma (also called 'weight bias') can have a detrimental impact on both emotional well-being and physical health. The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University has released a new video to help parents and teachers understand the severity and impacts of weight bias in school and at home and to present strategies to help combat this rapidly growing problem for overweight teens and pre-adolescents.
Editor's Note: This video, hosted by celebrity and activist Emme and featuring Rudd Center experts including Dr. Rebecca Puhl and Dr. Kelly Brownell, is posted with permission.
About the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity: The Rudd Center operates from core philosophy of creating the greatest impact by working through important institutions that affect food policy and public health, such as schools and communities, government agencies, scientific and medical communities, and the media. This approach has distinguished the Rudd Center as a multi-disciplinary policy research center dedicated to providing high-level expertise and guidance on obesity prevention and food related policy.