“Mom, Dad… Am I Overweight?”

Talking about weight with your child is tough. But with one-third of young girls and one-quarter of boys reporting weight-based teasing from peers, helping your kids address weight and health is a necessary conversation. When parents search online or ask a medical professional for help in talking with their...



Weight Bullying: Why no uproar?

Two days ago I attended a truly shocking session at the Weight of the Nation meetings by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that highlighted bias issues and one presentation highlighted bullying. The session focused on the numerous studies that show weight is likely the leading cause of bullying...



Childhood Obesity – It’s Complicated

“Obesity Action Coalition, how may I help you?” “Yes, I need to know if you offer information on childhood obesity. My child is overweight and I don’t’ know what to do.” It’s not uncommon on a daily basis for the OAC to receive dozens of calls and hundreds of...




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