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Childhood Obesity PreventionInternational Research, Controversies and Interventions$
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Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael Eriksen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199572915

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.001.0001

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Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools

Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools

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(p.363) Chapter 31 Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools
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Childhood Obesity Prevention
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Jess Haines

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0031

Weight or body size is a common focus of teasing among youth. Being teased about one's weight (or weight-related teasing) is associated with adverse psychosocial and behavioural outcomes that may put youth at risk for developing eating disorders and obesity. For example, weight-related teasing is associated with greater body dissatisfaction, which is an established risk factor for eating disorders and is also associated with binge eating behaviours and lower levels of physical activity. Thus, intervention programs aimed at reducing weight-related teasing among youth have the potential to prevent eating disorders and obesity. This chapter provides details of research at the University of Minnesota, which has aimed to increase understanding of the psychosocial and behavioural consequences of obesity and weight-related bias, specifically teasing. The research seeks to guide the development of interventions aimed at preventing obesity and other weight-related disorders among children and adolescents.

Keywords:   weight, stigma, teasing, bullying, overweight, obesity, children, intervention, health promotion, physical activity

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