Getting worse: the stigmatization of obese children.

@article{Latner2003GettingWT,
  title={Getting worse: the stigmatization of obese children.},
  author={Janet D. Latner and Albert J. Stunkard},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          452-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of childhood obesity more than doubled in the period from 1961 to 2001. We replicated a 1961 study of stigma in childhood obesity to see what effect this increased prevalence has had on this stigma. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Participants included 458 5th- and 6th-grade children attending upper-middle and lower-middle income U.S. public schools. Children ranked six drawings of same-sex children with obesity, various disabilities, or no disability ("healthy"), in… CONTINUE READING
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