#7: How do I really feel about fat?
In this episode we discuss:
the definitions of fat phobia and weight bias
stereotypes associated with thin bodies and larger bodies, and how these biases play out in the media, employment, and healthcare
how to avoid using stigmatizing or harmful language to discuss weight
physical and mental health consequences for children who experience weight bias from their parents
what parents can do if they realize they have weight bias
types of weight-based teasing and bullying
what parents can do if their child is being teased or bullied because of weight
how to advocate at your child’s school and at the state level for weight to be included in anti-bullying policies
Dr. Rebecca Puhl helps us define fat phobia, explore how parents can develop awareness of their own biases, and identify ways to support children who experience teasing or bullying because of their weight.