"Remind them that bullying is wrong, it's not their fault and they do not deserve it,"
* Use neutral, non-stigmatising language. When speaking to children about their weight, try "your weight" or "above a healthy weight for your height" instead of using "fat" or "obese". Also, choose people-first language that puts the person before the medical condition. For example, use "a child with obesity" instead of "an obese child."
* Focus on health rather than size. Emphasising a child's size and need for weight loss may not be appropriate and can lead to weight stigma. Instead, focus on making food and activity choices that will help children have energy and be healthy.
* Let children know that they are worth more than their weight. If children are bullied because of their weight, they may believe that what they look like is more important than who they are. Instead, praise them for their good qualities, such as their personality, intelligence, talents or helpfulness. Support and acknowledge their efforts and successes in making positive lifestyle changes.