Reframing Weight Inclusive Care: The Impact and Resources to Support Our Youth

Nov 28, 2023 02:00 PM

1) Recognize and define the impact of weight stigma
2) Understand how sizeism affects the well-being of youth
3) Learn what community resources and tools are available

The Mary Bridge Pediatric Wellness team and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties have a long-standing partnership to provide youth and their families with weight inclusive care resources and community-based programs. The negative impact weight stigma has on youth can greatly impact their health outcomes into adulthood; a part of that being their mental health. Learn what evidence-based practices both organizations are implementing to support families and environments that promote healthy growth and development such as the YMCA ACT! (Actively Changing Together) program and the 5 Keys to Feeding Well.

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