Weight-Based Bullying from Peers Contributes to Lower Academic Performance

Weight-based bullying from peers has a negative impact on adolescents’ academic grades, according to a new study by researchers at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The study, published in School Psychology, also finds that the link between weight-based bullying and school performance is weaker when students perceive their teachers to be more helpful in preventing bullying in the future.