The Opposite of Childhood Obesity is not Anorexia

There’s an article over at the Frisky that sounds the alarms about weight loss apps for kids. For the record I 100% agree that giving an 8 year old instructions to count calories is a bad idea. However, the app in question is not just any weight loss app. It’s an app that’s designed to teach children ages 8 … Read more

This is the Obesity Message We All Need to Hear

No, you are not healthy at every size. Yes, fat acceptance is dangerous. Daniel Callahan writes about the obese in The Hastings Center Report. When reading Obesity: Chasing an Elusive Epidemic you’ll find:  Only a carefully calibrated effort of public social pressure is likely to awaken them to the reality of their condition. They have been … Read more

#Unashamed and Strong for Life

I’ve thought long and hard about how to write a post about the #ashamed hashtag you’ve seen a lot of in the last week or two. In the event that you haven’t seen the discussion surrounding ashamed, let me bring you up to speed. Earlier this year a Children’s Hospital in Georgia started a campaign … Read more