Weight-Based Bullying Perceived To Be A Common Problem

The New York Times (7/8, Rabin) “Well” blog reports that a “cross-national study” published online July 6 in the journal Pediatric Obesity Investigates “weight-based bullying.” After surveying “the views of 2,866 adults in the United States, Canada, Iceland and Australia,” researchers found that “at least 70 percent of participants in all of the countries perceived weight-based bullying to be a common problem, with 69 percent characterizing it as a ‘serious’ or even ‘very serious’ problem.”

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— “Fat Stigma Fuels Weight Bullying,” Roni Robin, New York Times, July 7, 2015.

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