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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

Matthew Davis quoted in Reuters article about the bullying of obese children

Monday, May 3, 2010

Matthew Davis spoke to Reuters Health about the findings of a study, published in Pediatrics, showing that overweight children are more likely to be bullied than their peers. According to the article, the issues surrounding obesity and bullying are complex and multi-faceted. Davis told Reuters that many school programs address bullying, but not necessarily weight-related bullying. To help, Davis told Reuters he would encourage adults to "model good behavior for children, by not making negative comments about other people's weight.”