Watching this Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity video gave me flashbacks :(
Weight bias in health care is UNACCEPTABLE. I'd like every health care professional in America to watch this and if they don't "get it" consider a new profession.
How many of us have faced (are facing) this kind of bias and stigmatization and then avoid Dr's like the plague missing out on follow-up appointments, preventive health services and exams, cancer screenings, pelvic exams, mammograms. It is scary, sad and wrong. Dr.'s offices should be a safe zone.
P.S. Membership in the Obesity Action Coalition makes a great gift to yourself.
Jumping off soap box now, now back to your regularly scheduled holiday merriment.