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“"What should we do about children and weight?"”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
It is our inherent, natural tendency to do all in our power to protect our children from harm.  But how do we protect our children when the harm comes wrapped in a premise intended to protect our children in the first place?  Thus is the conundrum of the current hysteria surrounding the . . .

“50 ways to Lose the 3 D's: Dieting, Drive for Thinness, and Body Dissatisfaction”, Levine, P.
2005 - Source: National Eating Disorders Association - www.nationaleatingdisorders.org For parents, coaches, educators, therapists, and others who work with young people especially, but useful for anyone at any age for a depth of understanding about the dangers of dieting, body d . . .

“A call to action: Reject labeling children & adolescents as obese. ”, SNE, NAAFA & ASDAH
(2007)  Sponsored by the Weight Realities Division of the Society for Nutrition Education, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, and the Association for Size Diversity and Health. We are aware that “obese” and “obesity” were initially medical terms use . . .

“AED Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs”, Danielsdottir, S; Burgard, D; Oliver-Pyatt, W
Source: Academy for Eating Disorders Authors: Sigrún Daníelsdóttir, Cand.Psych., Deb Burgard, Ph.D., & Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D. Studies from around the world show that body weight in youth has increased over the past decades (Chinn & Rona, 2001; Kautiainen, Rimpel&au . . .

“An open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama”, Macsata, Brandon M.
November 23, 2010 - Source:  dailycaller.com   On behalf of NAAFA — a civil rights organization dating back to 1969 working to end discrimination against people of size — we appreciate your efforts to start an open, honest dialogue about the ramifications of childh . . .

“ASDAH Letter to Michelle Obama”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
February 9, 2010 Michelle Obama First Lady of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mrs. Obama, The medical, psychological, nutrition and fitness professionals, researchers, and parents who comprise the Association for Size Diversity an . . .

“ASDAH submits infographic for the Let’s Move Campaign!”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
July 8, 2010 The national discussion about childhood obesity includes almost everyone who has a stake in the issue – except fat children, their parents, and those who represent their needs.   An infographic created by the Association for Size Diversity and Health illustrat . . .

“Comment on School Wellness Policies to USDA”, ASDAH
The following comment was filed with the the United States Department of Agriculture on April 22, 2014:   The Association for Size Diversity and Health is happy to have this opportunity to provide feedback on this important topic. With the understanding that wellness policies are . . .

“Dear Michelle ”, Matz, Judith
February 6, 2010, Source: Diet Survivors Group Blog As I was driving home from work a couple of months ago, I turned on the radio and caught the end of a story about Michelle Obama. She had given a speech that included her intention to launch a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, using a quote . . .

“Health At Every Size® – The Intervention of Choice”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
ASDAH’s response to the JAMA Commentary “State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity” The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is greatly concerned by Murtagh and Ludwig’s Commentary entitled State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obe . . .

“Health At Every Size® The Intervention of Choice”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
ASDAH’s response to the JAMA Commentary “State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity” The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is greatly concerned by Murtagh and Ludwig’s Commentary entitled State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obes . . .

“Helping Without Harming - Kids, Eating, Weight and Health”, Robison, Jon; Cool, Carmen; Jackson, Elizabeth and Satter, Ellyn
Absolute Advantage - The Workplace Wellness Magazine: Volume 7, Number 1 - 2007 In this issue of Absolute Advantage, we’re addressing the topic of childhood obesity. With the help of our guest editor, Dr. Jon Robison and contributing authors Carmen Cool, Elizabeth Jackson, and Ellyn Sa . . .

“Lessons From My Life as a Fat Kid”, Shure, J.
September 24, 2010 - Source:  huffingtonpost.com   The recent U.S. Senate decision to pass a resolution naming September as "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month," gives this former fat kid much reason to pause and question. Hailed by many as a significant step forward, . . .

“NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit”, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
April 21, 2011 NAAFA is excited and proud to introduce a new resource to fill a void and create a paradigm shift in how we think about the health of our nation's children. The NAAFA Child Advocacy ToolkitSM shifts the focus from the war on childhood obesity to a health-centered focus embrac . . .

“Recommendations to Prevent Youth Obesity and Disordered Eating”, APA Public Interest Government Relations Office
2009 - Source: American Psychological Association; PI Government Relations Office View Article . . .

“Shared Risk Factors for Youth Obesity and Disordered Eating”, APA Public Interest Government Relations Office
2009 - Source:  American Psychological Association; PI Government Relations Office View Article . . .

“Skeptics warn of stigma amid 'war on obesity'”, Crary, David
May 1, 2011 - Source: Associated Press The images are striking: Overweight boys and girls staring somberly from billboards and online videos, real-life embodiments of the blunt messages alongside. "Chubby kids may not outlive their parents," for example. Or: "Big bones didn't make me this . . .

“What should we do about children and weight?”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
It is our inherent, natural tendency to do all in our power to protect our children from harm.  But how do we protect our children when the harm comes wrapped in a premise intended to protect our children in the first place?  Thus is the conundrum of the current hysteria surrounding the . . .

“Where the Fight Against Child Obesity Can Go Very, Very Wrong”, Brown, Harriet
June 1, 2010 - Source:  Huffington Post   Soon after starting her middle school "wellness" class, my daughter Kitty announced at the dinner table, "Sugar is bad for you, and from now on I'm skipping dessert." That, it turned out, was the beginning of her descent into . . .




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