Roni Caryn Rabin, ‘Extra weight makes kids a target for bullying’, http://health.heraldtribune.com/2015/07/28/extra-weight-makes-kids-a-target-for-bullying/, The New York Times – Herald-Tribune (July 28, 2015).

Personal responsibility

As obesity rates have risen (…) so much emphasis has been placed on taking personal responsibility for body weight and changing behaviors “that there is a perception that these youth are somehow to blame for their weight and in some way deserve this treatment.”