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fat shaming on social media
2014-10-04 09:24:49

New research from the National Institutes of Health analyzes how people chat about weight on different social media platforms

2014-09-18 23:11:16

Blog conference features 25 contributors and 5 toolkits to raise awareness of weight bias and weight stigma and promote personal advocacy.

fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity.

2014-07-15 08:29:10

Author Rosemary Hershey shares her personal experience to help women change their habits and mindset to live life successfully. BURLINGAME, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overweight

2014-05-05 12:29:01

Leading Obesity Groups Take Action to Educate on Obesity Discrimination & Weight Stigma SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New

2014-05-01 12:29:44

TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles found that girls who are fat shamed by someone they trust — told they are too fat by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher — are more likely to be obese by age 19.

Weight Stigmas Demotivate The Overweight
2014-01-09 07:46:17

A new study found that presenting people who consider themselves overweight with the conventional stigmas about overweight people caused them to feel less self-control when it came to eating afterward.

Mixed Messages About Eating Habits And Obesity From Children's Movies
2013-12-10 08:29:37

In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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