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Importance of Topic to Practice
Weight bias refers to having negative attitudes towards and beliefs about others based on their body weight, shape and/or size (1). These biases can be perpetuated by stereotypes and/or judgments and can lead to weight stigma and discrimination (2), as well as contribute to internalized weight bias or self-stigma, which has been shown to have a negative impact on health outcomes, regardless of weight status (3). There has been a significant increase in the