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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weight Bias

The Rudd Center has created an online course to help medical professionals reduce weight-bias stigma. They recently came out with a series of YouTube videos about the same subject. For this, I applaud them. Check them out below. One is weight bias at home and school. The other is weight bias at the doctors. I'm sure plenty of y'all have experienced weight bias at one time or another. It's just another form of discrimination in my book.

From the Rudd Center website:

To increase public awareness about weight bias, the Rudd Center has released two new videos demonstrating the nature and extent of weight bias at home, in school and even at the doctor's office. The videos are hosted by former supermodel and activist Emme and feature Rudd Center experts including Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Director of Research & Weight Stigma Initiatives. Each video uses both expert commentary and dramatic representation to address the obstacles obese individuals face with weight bias in American society. The videos also present strategies to help combat this rapidly growing problem.








1 comments:

mariasol said...

Thank you for posting this. Can't wait to listen to the videos tonight.