Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2016

Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2016

WEIGHT STIGMA AWARENESS WEEK 2016 WELCOME MESSAGE
Chevese Turner, BEDA Founder, President & CEO

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For the past five years, BEDA has worked to identify constituencies and communities where weight stigma is both prevalent and under recognized. During this time we’ve been fortunate to work with many people who have been willing to share their compelling stories and/or their professional wisdom. These volunteers have essentially built each of these week long, online events though their narratives and guidance.

This year we thought it was important to focus on one group that crosses all communities: children. 

We feel it’s incredibly important to talk to kids about the realities of weight stigma and therefore critical for adults to have tools to protect children from a thin obsessed, diet culture. 

We’ve also energized the way we’re sharing this information with you by combining several types of media for you to enjoy, from traditional blogs, to videos and a podcast.

This year we hope that you engage with us on Twitter and our Facebook page as we work our way through the week, discussing the various messages we share and ideas that you might want to discuss further.

Each day this week the designated links will go ‘live’ at 7:00am EST, and each will have a featured post on Facebook where you can comment, congratulate the content creators and interact with BEDA staff.

Thank you for joining us for this year’s very special event and spreading the truth that weight stigma can and must be prevented. Together we can educate and hopefully protect future generations from this form of discrimination and oppression.

Sincerely,

Chevese Turner, Founder, President and CEO

MONDAY – Multimedia Messaging

TUESDAY – Personal Narrative Blog Posts

WEDNESDAY – Visual Conversation Starters

  • Video – Jemma by Tammy Kremer – TRIGGER WARNING: EMOTIONS, BINGE EATING, WEIGHT STIGMA
  • Download and Go FREE Posters – Print these brightly colored Healthy Body Building Blocks posters and post wherever you want to challenge the toxic myths promoting weight bias and stigma. Useful as conversation starters to root out harmful assumptions and to promote health-enhancing behaviors instead of size in children and teens. – Kathy Kater, LICSW
  • BEDA’s Weight Stigma Toolkits – For individuals and professional to start safe conversations and to prevent weight stigma

THURSDAY – Professional Guidance Blog Posts

FRIDAY