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Title: Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity — Home

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Description:The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
... Icelanders to include body weight among the provisions listed for protected classes from discrimination which would make it illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of their body weight link text in Icelandic Iceland has previously paved paths for human rights with respect to gender equality and gay rights for its citizens If Iceland accepts this proposal into their new constitution they will be the first country in the world to prohibit weight discrimination according to Rebecca Puhl PhD Rudd Center Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives This groundbreaking legislation could reduce inequities and improve the quality of life for many Icelanders who are vulnerable to unfair treatment because of their weight Our research shows that weight discrimination has increased by 66 in the past decade in the U S and is comparable to rates of racial discrimination Puhl continues Legislation to prohibit weight discrimination has been discussed here in the United States as well as in countries like Canada and Italy but unfortunately little has been done to increase protections for persons subjected to this form of discrimination These laws are badly needed Iceland could be the leader in these efforts Youth s Preferred Interventions in Response to Weight Based Victimization Adolescents who are bullied because of their weight look for different types of support from parents classmates and school staff according to a recent study by the Rudd Center The study which appears in the advance online publication of the Journal of Youth Adolescence is the first of its kind to examine youth s preferences for interventions in response to weight based teasing and bullying Researchers conducted an online survey of adolescents enrolled in national weight loss camps They found that when adolescents are bullied about their weight they most often seek emotional support from their...

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