This presentation uses images, anecdotes, and video to highlight the prevalence of subtle, and not so subtle, weight stigma in everyday interactions and even in ED treatment settings. Relevant research on weight stigma, and its consequences and solutions will be presented, especially as related to the “fight against obesity.”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify subtle weight stigma messages
  2. Explain deleterious effects of weight stigma
  3. Utilize tools to decrease weight stigma in ED treatment settings

Jamie Atkins, RD
Jen Henretty, PhD, CEDS