Stop the Weight-based Bullying and Teasing

Posted 11/06/2013 | By HealthCorps

A recent study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University suggests that “weight-based bullying” accounts for 40% of reported teasing among teens.  That means there are probably many more incidences that remain unaccounted.  Parents admit to feeling unsure when it comes to dealing with these situations.  With many schools now tracking children and teen BMI measurements, it becomes imperative to understand the best ways to deal with weight issues and the bullying that may happen to overweight kids.

The STOP Obesity Alliance has partnered with Alliance for a Healthier Generation to develop an online tool to help parents to talk with their kids compassionately about weight and health.   The tool includes real world scenarios, and unique approaches to talking about BMI report cards.

For more information on this new partnership, click here.

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