Bullying.org was approached the the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University to help raise awareness about the challenges faced by overweight youth.
The Rudd Center at Yale University is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity and reducing weight stigma. Bullying.org would like to make our friends aware of some of the free resources that the Rudd Center offers to address victimization and bullying against overweight youth.
Children and youth are particularly vulnerable to weight-based teasing, something which has long-term consequences for both emotional and physical health. Researchers at the Rudd Center have developed a number of free, educational resources to help expose and combat weight bias and
victimization, including videos and handouts developed specifically for overweight youth who have been teased or bullied, as well as information for parents and educators, which are available online on their webpage.
You can find their videos here:
Resources specifically for kids and teens are available at this link:
Also feel free to take a look at their Website, www.yaleruddcenter.org, to get an overview of what they do at the Rudd Center.
Bullying.org hopes that our firends will take a look at some of these materials and see if they can be of help to you in your efforts to prevent bullying.
For more information, please visit bullying.org