I recently got word that my proposal for the 2015 Kids Health Conference for Voices of Ohio’s Children was accepted. My session, Growing Healthy Kids: Looking Beyond Weight as a Measure of Health will share research about supporting kids’ health without relying on anti-obesity rhetoric.
Imagine a picture of J. K. Rowling surrounded by piles of money, her bestselling Harry Potter books, and posters of the movie franchise. Across the top is, “What’s your excuse?”
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Doctor and feeding specialist Katja Rowell shared this article about teens and dieting on her Facebook page: The problem here is that “when a child is obese and starts to lose weight, we think it’s a really great thing and we applaud it and reinforce it and say it’s so wonderful and now you’re healthy,” says Sim. Meanwhile, some kids …
Weightloss in itself isn’t a problem. The problem is when we use weightloss to determine the value of our accomplishments and our self-worth.
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