The university hopes to tackle the 'harmful impact of weight stigma, diet culture and fatphobic language'.
The research reveals both positive and negative changes in the eating habits of teenagers during lockdown.
Researchers found no link between full-fat dairy consumption and weight gain, high cholesterol or high blood pressure in children.
Smoking and drinking alcohol have also been found to impact the health of unborn children.
Experts are now calling on healthcare professionals to routinely measure the waists of their patients.
“If Tess Holliday goes to a doctor, he doesn’t celebrate her 300lb size, he says to her you’re morbidly obese and you’re going to die if you don’t do something about your weight.”