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Matters of Size: Obesity as a Diversity Issue in the Field of Early Childhood

Notes that obesity is the primary reason for peer rejection in America; examines effects of obesity on wellness, self-esteem, peer relationships, and social status of children/families and early childhood teachers. Suggests that early childhood educators: (1) educate all stakeholders about nutrition and body size issues; (2) speak out against teasing and bullying; and (3) establish policies promoting healthful eating habits. (LBT)

  • Author/Creator: Jalongo, Mary Renck
  • Date Published: Win
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Early Childhood Education Journal
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 27
  • Year: 1999

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