Title

Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/1942602X15619756

Abstract

This article is the sixth in a series of the comorbidities of childhood obesity and reviews psychosocial aspects with a focus on weight-based victimization and discrimination stemming from weight bias and stigma. Outcomes from these bullying and discriminatory experiences are pervasive and impact youth across all settings, including school. Lastly, this article provides recommendations on how to reduce bias and stigma to better serve these students in the school environment.

Journal Title

NASN Sch Nurse

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

27

MeSH Keywords

Bullying; Humans; Nurse's Role; Pediatric Obesity; Prejudice; School Nursing; Social Stigma

Keywords

bullying; childhood obesity; school; trauma; weight bias and stigma

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