Adolescents’ Exposure to and Experiences of Weight Stigma During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased attention to the proliferation of pediatric obesity amidst significant changes in weight-related health functioning (e.g., compromised physical activity, limited food access, increased stress). The present cross-sectional study investigated adolescents’ feelings about their bodies and perceived changes in weight stigma from peers, parents, and social media during the pandemic.
Full citation: Lessard LM, Puhl RM. Adolescents’ Exposure to and Experiences of Weight Stigma During the COVID-19 Pandemic [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jul 27]. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021;jsab071. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsab071