Policy Point Wednesday: Yale Rudd Center on Weight Bias

A fellow advocate recently posted this video from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and the first few minutes really struck me. I have always considered the Rudd Center to be an invaluable resource both for food policy information and for information on weight bias and stigma – so I invite you to take a look at what they have to say.

This video and the one linked below discuss weight bias and prejudice, and how to better support family members or patients with weight-related health issues.

The final link is a free resource for anyone who wishes to show positive images of overweight people, as the media (including blogs and social media!) is often a driver for cultural bias.  Note how different these images are from the ones you often see in the news: happy people leading healthy, active lives – just like any other subgroup of people.  If you are looking to write about food or food policy, I urge you to access this resource!

Weight Bias at Home and School – Yale Rudd Center

Media Gallery – Yale Rudd Center

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