ASO Position Statement: Weight stigma and discrimination

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ASO Position
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Weight stigma and discrimination

Published 2018

This statement has been developed in response to the wealth of evidence that demonstrates weight stigma and discrimination is pervasive. This includes many settings where the ASO members work such as research, education, practice, and consultancy. The ASO believe that: weight stigma and discrimination is unacceptable; that stigmatising attitudes and discriminatory behaviours are strongly discouraged in any of the activities that ASO members work; and remain committed to reducing negative attitudes towards people with overweight and obesity in all settings.