We need to talk about how the APA is Fat-Shaming Kids!

APA To Release Guidelines For Fat-Shaming Kids For Profit

What happens when you suggest diet behavior to a kid who’s about to grow a foot? How do you affect their growth? How to you affect their health? This Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   09.11.17   |   SHARE
Dickens was shocked to receive a letter back stating that, because of her weight as reported on the form, her child was required to schedule a follow-up visit with her pediatrician and provide documentation of it to the school.

Back-To-School Body Shaming

How are kids going to have any chance to develop a lifelong love of movement when we teach them that exercise is either punishment for having a body Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.15.17   |   SHARE
If I don't start embracing the body I am in, my daughter loses, too. Image: Dahiana Candelo/Unsplash.

My Post-Pregnancy Body Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine Anymore

I understand that feeling good is far more important than looking good. But it's hard to not get caught up in the frenzy to lose all the baby weight Read...
Vedavati M.    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
"You look so skinny!" Um, stop sounding so happy...

I'm Worth More Than My BMI: I've Lost 57 Pounds...And?

“You’re getting thin, gal!” My mom said as I strutted through the archway of my parents’ front door. “Thanks mom,” I muttered. It was the fifth time Read...
Evette Dionne    |   11.9.15   |   SHARE

Diets, Weight Loss, And Health: The Numbers You Need To Know

35: Percentage of “normal dieters” who progress to pathological dieting Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.17.15   |   SHARE