- This article documents four case studies of children who were seen at specialized eating disorder clinics in Ontario after being influenced by the healthy weights initiatives at their schools.
Sadly, I am not surprised as I have seen similar cases in my own town where programs designed to teach "healthy eating" for a "healthy weight" contributed to eating disorders in children under 16 and then they were in my office. How bout' we focus on providing fun movement and eating well for all kids without focus on weight.
- The Brain tells you what you should weigh, not a chart
- Not a suprise, but children that are labeled "overweight" or "obese" develop eating disorders
Dealing with Weight-Related Comments:
The Annoying "Have you lost weight?" Question
Empowering Healthy Habits
- Surprise, talking about weight contributes to disorded eating; talking about eating well and honoring your body does not.
- Say no to Thinspo and say YES to loving yourself. Conversations with teens about weight linked with increased risk of unhealthy eating behaviors.
- Public Obsession Weight Prejudice: What do you think?
- Tools for Growth Take this quiz. Healing has to start with compassion!
* Does the idea of Food Addiction make you feel uncomfortable? See Why Here