Weight Bias: Important Information for Parents

You may not be surprised to learn that many children and adolescents with high body weight are teased and made fun of by peers at school and through social media. This has damaging effects on children’s emotional and physical well-being. But, did you know that parents can also be a source of weight bias? In addition, weight-based comments from parents may have lasting impacts on children. Here are some quotes from adults reflecting on their experiences of weight bias.