Fat-shaming children can have dire consequences on their self-esteem—and in doing so, it can leave them more likely to gain more weight. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new set of guidelines providing guidance on how to talk to about about children and teenagers dealing with obesity, so as not to reinforce the stigma surrounding weight. Discussing weight in a stigmatizing manner can reinforce behaviors such as binging as well as create feelings of isolation, while keeping children from receiving medical attention. More…….
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