What is Weight Bias?

Weight bias is a fairly new term, but you have probably dealt with it at some point in life or maybe you even expressed weight bias toward another person.

Weight bias is holding negative attitudes about people’s weight or harming and shaming someone because of their weight.

Weight Bias can exist in every aspect of life, including:

Additionally, weight bias looks different to everyone and unfortunately, gender and ethnicity play a role in it.

Oftentimes, people internalize weight bias and blame themselves for their weight which can be incredibly damaging. In a survey conducted by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), out of 1,114 respondents,

90% of U.S. adults recognized weight bias exists

42% of U.S. adults have experienced weight bias

It’s Time to #StopWeightBias

woman holding up her handOur words and actions matter- weight shouldn’t dictate the way people are treated. Weight bias is harmful and way too common today. We need to put a stop to it. That is why the Obesity Action Coalition created the Stop Weight Bias Campaign. This campaign is committed to raising awareness, putting a stop to weight bias and pushing equality forward. With your help, we can build a better world, free of weight bias. We deserve a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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