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Anti-fat bias and weight stigma

Research from 2018 in the UK shows more than four in five UK adults believe people in larger bodies are viewed negatively because of their size and 62% Britons think people are likely to discriminate against someone in a larger body. This is higher than other forms of discrimination, including 'race'/ethnicity (60%), sexual orientation (56%) or gender (40%).
In collaboration with the Faculty of Health, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team have launched a new EDI Toolkit on anti-fat bias and weight stigma for staff and students. This interactive toolkit aims to educate, entertain and inform our community about the harmful impact of anti-fat bias, weight stigma and diet culture through podcasts, academic articles, films and advice. 

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