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 […]

Mixed Messages About Teens, Bodies and Weight Stigma

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. Researchers at NYU found that we make eleven major decisions about someone in the first […]