Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 26-30: Teaching Kids the Truth

BEDA’s annual online event, Weight Stigma Awareness Week, is September 26-30. The 2016 theme, Teaching Kids the Truth, will revolve around kids’ perceptions of weight bias and body image, and include personal narratives from adults discussing why it’s important to model healthy behaviors around developing minds and bodies. Some of the featured events include: Podcast hosted by Aaron Flores, […]

Body Image and Weight Stigma

Photo of Amrie DeFrates, RD

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” […]

3 Tips for Embracing Your Body This Summer

Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW

By Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW As the weather gets warmer, we begin to be inundated with articles and advertisements that proclaim that we need to begin to work to achieve the perfect “beach body.” People have begun to fight back with a variety of videos and blogs, which proclaim that to get a bikini body […]