Weight Bias in News Media and Public Health Campaigns: Are We Fighting Obesity or Obese Persons?

Weight Bias in News Media  and Public Health Campaigns:  Are We Fighting Obesity  or Obese Persons?

Dr. Rebecca Puhl
Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives at The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Thursday March 28th 11:30AM-1 PM
Hess Commons

Weight stigmatization towards obese individuals occurs in many domains of daily living and poses debilitating consequences for psychological wellbeing, social functioning, and physical health. Dr. Puhl will present the current evidence on this important topic, highlighting recent research about the role that weight stigmatization plays in the news media, its damaging presence in public health campaigns, and potential societal-level strategies and policies that could help reduce this pervasive stigma and prejudice. 

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