We have compiled a selection of journal articles relating to weight-based stigma.
The critical social issue of weight stigma, and the effect of this upon individuals is discussed in this study.
This policy statement seeks to raise awareness regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on pediatric patients and their families and provides 6 clinical practice and 4 advocacy recommendations regarding the role of pediatricians in addressing weight stigma.
This correspondence proposes the ‘Health Stigma and Discrimination Framework’, a global framework for health stigma applicable to a range of health conditions, including weight-based stigma.
This joint consensus statement from the Language Matters working group, Obesity UK and National Health Service England Diabetes and Obesity, present this statement to emphasise the importance of a collaborative approach with people who have multiple different chronic conditions, and the priority of person-first language.
A comment from our CEO and partner organisations surrounding the misconception that obesity is a matter of personal responsibility and that it is a ‘first world problem’. The commentary dissects this misleading narrative and highlights the fact that obesity affects people of all ages, all geographies, and all socioeconomic backgrounds.