Eating disorders

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What We Want You To Know About Eating Disorders

February 23, 2022

It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a week dedicated to reminding the world that eating disorders are incredibly pervasive, though most go unseen and undetected due to misinformation about them. Eating disorders are in your living room, your friend groups, your classrooms and your workplace, regardless of whether or not we recognize them as such.…

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Let’s talk about Halloween Candy…

October 28, 2021

“To all the parents out there, please calm down about Halloween Candy. Despite popular belief, sugar is not addictive. Candy is part of the world, and candy will be in your child’s life one day, with or without your approval. Without your approval, they are likely to be the child who goes to their friends’…

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week

September 25, 2019

→We were on AMNW on Monday talking about Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW), which was started by Chevese Turner in 2011 and is now hosted by The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). The goal of WSAW is to help people “understand how weight stigma and weight discrimination affects people of all sizes, how it contributes…

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Talking Back to WW: Personal Body Stories*

September 13, 2019

The stories have been missing. The stories that talk about what it is to live in a body that should be corrected. We are missing the stories of those who have followed all the rules, tried all the plans and it still didn’t “work”.   Weight loss stories tend to have a predictable narrative arc and…

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WW is Priming Our Kids to Become Lifelong Customers

August 19, 2019

We are horrified to see that Weight Watchers (don’t be fooled by the WW name) has launched an app called Kurbo to teach kids 8-17 how to diet to become customers for life. This app, while they say supports “healthy habits”, actually supports caloric restriction for children, teaches mechanistic thinking about food and bodies, and…

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