What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame

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December 21, 2020

Weight bias is a pervasive problem in our society, showing up in our homes, physician offices and even the workplace. But weight bias isn’t just a social injustice, it’s also a public health issue due to its far-ranging effects on those who experience and internalize it. In this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we speak with Dr. Rebecca Puhl about the consequences of weight-based blame and shame on patients, employees and children, as well as how we can recognize and reduce weight bias.

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Rebecca Puhl, PhD | Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences, University of Connecticut

LuAnn Heinen | Vice President, Business Group on Health

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Duration 38 min

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