National Eating Disorders Association

The harmful effects of bullying have received increased attention in recent years, starting an important national conversation. Weight shaming, which is linked to the development of eating disorders, needs to be a significant part of anti-bullying discussions, particularly in the context of the widespread anti-obesity messaging. Many who struggle with eating disorders cite bullying as one of the initial triggers, making it all the more important to teach our children - and each other - that bullying and weight shaming are never okay.

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