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” […]

New EEOC Regulations Greatly Weaken Healthcare Privacy, Potentially Harmful Medically, and Trigger Heavy Financial Penalties on Employees and Families

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) denounces new regulations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that substantially weaken protections for invasions of medical privacy and employment discrimination. “The new EEOC regulations are a crippling financial blow to employees and potentially medically harmful to employees and their families nationwide who should be afforded privacy […]