Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity.
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.
NASN Sch Nurse
Bullying; Humans; Nurse's Role; Pediatric Obesity; Prejudice; School Nursing; Social Stigma
bullying; childhood obesity; school; trauma; weight bias and stigma
Beck AR. Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity. NASN Sch Nurse. 2016;31(1):23-27. doi:10.1177/1942602X15619756