Childhood Obesity And Abuse
Well, duh! They’re just now coming up with this? Apparently, not one of them has had a kid with a weight problem.
“The stigmatization directed at obese children by their peers, parents, educators and others is pervasive and often unrelenting,” researchers with Yale University and the University of Hawaii at Manatoa wrote in the July issue of Psychological Bulletin.
The paper was based on a review of all research on youth weight bias over the past 40 years, said lead author Rebecca M. Puhl of Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
Hallelujah! It’s about time.
While programs to prevent childhood obesity are growing, more efforts are needed to protect overweight children from abuse, Puhl said.
I’ve been complaining about this at school since it started. Do they do anything? Heck, no. I always get a “I just don’t understand why he gets teased” and a blank look – or – and I love this one “kids will be kids.” I can’t believe educators are that stupid.
I saved a copy of this article and the second a problem starts at school I’m going to give the school a copy, and demand they work on the issue.
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