Schools should stop ‘fat shaming’ overweight children and give them advice to lose weight, says report

James Cracknell

Senior Research Fellow for Obesity and Physical Activity

“Schools should stop “fat shaming” overweight children and instead give them helpful advice to lose weight, a new report by Olympian and adventurer James Cracknell says which also backs a sugar tax.

“Teachers outlining their concerns about chubby pupils in letters to parents are unwittingly contributing to other physical and mental health illness such as anorexia. Instead they should be told how to encourage more sleep, physical exercise and eat nutritious meals, the report says.”

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