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MAGGIE GOES ON A DIET
Children's Book Author, Filmmaker Weigh In On Kids' Dieting Controversy
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.
Licensed psychotherapist and author, 'The Self-Compassion Diet'
The war on childhood obesity has been waging for some time now, but the battle over the best plan of attack is coming to a head this week. Why now?
Is a Bad Idea
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh
Consultant, educator, author
Maggie Goes On A Diet
's premise is that a 14-year old is teased for her weight and decides to diet and exercise -- transforming her from ostracized to popular. The problem is that both the problem and the solution are flawed and even harmful.
When 'Weight Talk' Becomes Problematic
Dr. Logan Levkoff
Sexologist and AASECT-certified sexuality educator
I am definitely a proponent of healthy eating and exercise. I believe that it is important to be healthy at whatever number you are on the scale.
Disturbing New Children's Book 'Maggie Goes On A Diet' Encourages Young Girls To Diet
A chubby young girl with Pippi Longstocking braids stands in front of the mirror holding up a too-small pink dress and sees a different version of herself. Her mirror image is thin. It's the cover of a (disturbing) new children's book.
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