Body weight and academic achievement: The role of weight diversity in urban middle schools.

@article{Lessard2019BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and academic achievement: The role of weight diversity in urban middle schools.},
  author={Leah M Lessard and Jaana Juvonen},
  journal={School psychology},
  year={2019},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          253-260
        }
}
The current study was designed to examine one possible weight stigma-reduction mechanism: school-level weight diversity. It was hypothesized that greater weight diversity among same-sex peers at school would attenuate the negative association between weight and academic achievement. Across 26 urban public middle schools, 5,991 sixth-grade students (52% girls) were included: 12% African American/Black, 14% East/Southeast Asian, 30% Latino, 21% White, and 23% from other specific ethnic groups… CONTINUE READING
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