Weight stigma reading list: A young blonde woman in a larger body sitting on an orange couch reading a book, with a small fluffy white dog laying next to her.

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week, and in honor of that, I’ve put together a round-up of articles and blog posts I’ve written (and one podcast I’ve appeared on) about this important topic. If you’ve been reading me for a while, you probably know what weight stigma is, but just in case, it’s also known as weight bias or weight discrimination. In other words, discrimination or stereotyping based on a person’s size. Weight stigma also manifests as fat phobia, the dislike or fear of being or becoming fat.

Weight stigma happens, well, everywhere. In healthcare. Among family and friends. In education and employment. On social media. In housing and transportation. In the fitness industry. That’s to name a few. If you’re on social media, you can follow #WSAW2019 and #ComeAsYouAre. And if you’re a registered dietitian (or other healthcare provider) who wants to learn more about weight stigma, a link to a hour long webinar I gave for Today’s Dietitian earlier this year is available below (and here). Now, here’s your reading list:

Weight stigma
Health At Every Size
Dieting and weight cycling
Eating disorders

Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, is a Pacific Northwest-based registered dietitian nutritionist, freelance writer, intuitive eating counselor, author, and speaker. Her superpowers include busting nutrition myths and empowering women to feel better in their bodies and make food choices that support pleasure, nutrition and health. This post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute individualized nutrition or medical advice.

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