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What The Eating Disorder World Wants Mrs. Obama To Know

Commented Feb 11, 2010 at 10:51:16 in Healthy Living

“Given your background, I can somewhat understand the hyper-sensitivity to this issue and the readiness to pounce on any high-profile role-model for a perceived misstep. However it seems to me the first lady was addressing the issue from the standpoint of the HEALTH of her children, not their body-image or looks, or what size they wear. Aren't eating disorders usually connected to self-esteem and body image? Also, since we've become too afraid to mention healthy weight issues with our daughters, we give them the message that it's fine if they are obese. THAT is unhealthy. Please, let's find a balance and not give knee-jerk reactions to reasonable discussions of the issue.”

mumsy52 on Mar 30, 2010 at 16:10:29

“I agree that this is a really one-sided viewpoint. More of our children are obese than ever and not eating healthy food. They suffer in more ways than one for this. There is nothing harmful about encouraging your child toward healthy habits and insisting that they be on a "balanced diet " or "healthy eating plan." It's called loving your child.”