Action Through Advocacy

Weight Bias

Individuals affected by obesity are often victims of negative stigma. Obesity stigma is a major issue and is the last socially acceptable form of discrimination in our society.

If you have been a victim of obesity stigma, you are not alone. As a Coalition, the OAC strives to reduce the negative stigma and weight bias associated with the disease of obesity that those affected face on a daily basis. We encourage you to get involved, get educated and do something to make a difference in reducing weight bias and stigma. This section will help you better understand weight stigma and how to combat it: