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9/30/2021, Science News, Weight shaming is literally sickening, by Bethany Brookshire

“The result, the girl told Bacon, was that she got bullied for her size even more than usual. Concludes Bacon, “It’s like the adults are giving the kids permission to view fatness as wrong and something that you need to change.” Declaring a National Childhood Obesity Month is intended to make parents and kids aware of the consequences of obesity. But weight is not, by itself, a measure of health. Instead, some kids may end up bullied and teased for their body size as a result of this campaign. In an effort to make students aware, the campaign had made one girl’s problem far worse.

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