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The recently released “Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity” requires our attention. Two doctors, with the support of 27 agencies including the Academy of Eating Disorders (face palm!), the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Psychological Association, have attempted to describe provider competencies to prevent “obesity” and manage the size…

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By Dana Sturtevant & Hilary Kinavey In a culture that emphasizes “nutritionism”— a reductionist way of thinking about food that assumes the whole point of eating is to maintain and promote bodily health—it is easy to forget that food is so much more than the sum of its nutrients. The term “nutritionism” has been coined to describe…

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