ERIC Number: EJ864970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Reference Count: 123
Childhood Obesity: Psychosocial Outcomes and the Role of Weight Bias and Stigma
Bromfield, Pauline V.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v25 n3 p193-209 Sep 2009
Research, policy and media discourses highlight negative physical and non-physical outcomes for overweight/obese children and adolescents compared with their non-overweight/obese peers. The research findings that have positioned this "vulnerable" group are reviewed with particular reference to the desired outcomes of the "Every Child Matters" agenda. The mediating role of weight bias and stigma is also explored. The relevance of these issues with regard to educational psychology service delivery priorities is also considered. A key question is how educational psychologists position themselves in relation to challenging some of the discourses alongside providing support for children, families, schools, and other service providers for whom the phenomenon of childhood obesity is a concern.
Descriptors: Obesity, Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Children, Body Weight, Adolescents, Counseling Services, Counselor Role
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