Body Image and Weight Stigma

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By Amrie DeFrates, RD Weight stigma – the discrimination against body types that fall outside of society’s ideal, is vastly important in discussing the body image – the personal perception of one’s body. Weight stigma is a culturally created concept that perpetuates assumptions, and therefore discrimination and prejudices against those who do not fit the “ideal” […]

Let’s Get Loud: Weight Stigma is Learned

BEDA promotes cultural acceptance of, and respect for, the natural diversity of sizes, as well as promoting a goal of improved health, which may or may not include weight change.  The views expressed by our featured bloggers are their own. Fortunately, I’ve worked and trained with wonderful professionals who recognize that people are supposed to […]