The Weight of Stigma: Children


Last week, I wrote about some of the key issues surrounding weight stigma and shared some of the research that indicates weight stigma damages health.

The research I have shared already refers to stigma towards adults, but it is also important to talk about weight stigma among children. We so often hear the media discuss "childhood obesity" and we focus on how we can "win the war" or "beat the bulge", forgetting that little ears are listening.

Children hear and understand far more than we give them credit for.