Taking on a Weighty Issue

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Readers of this blog are likely familiar with weight stigma.  But if you need a definition, here’s a good one from Janet Zimmerman, intern for the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA): “Weight stigma is bullying, teasing, negative body language, harsh comments, discrimination, or prejudice based upon a person’s body size. Weight stigma is something that shames and hurts many people […] Read more »

Changing Our Focus: How Forgetting about Weight Loss Helps Us Get Healthy

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

In case you missed all the ways we’ve been getting the word out (Twitter, Facebook, email), we’ll tell you here.  A story on Health at Every Size that features Green Mountain hit the newstands this week.  Delightful writer Marjorie Ingall visited us a few months ago on behalf of Prevention magazine after the editors had been convinced by prominent leaders […] Read more »

It Happened Last January: The Truth About the Health Risks of Fat

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Playing a little catch-up here, the result of a presentation I debuted yesterday at Green Mountain. In it, I reviewed a few of the conclusions from a paper published last January (hence the title of this post) in the Nutrition Journal by Linda Bacon of HAES fame and Lucy Aphramor.  It’s titled “Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm […] Read more »

How Size Acceptance Promotes Health

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Social rejection may increase inflammation in the body.  Or so is the implication of a small study out of the University of California at Los Angeles that found higher levels of inflammatory markers among test subjects who had undergone simulated social rejection.  Which got me to thinking about social rejection of fat people, many of whom are already struggling with […] Read more »

Sasha & Malia on a Diet?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Michele Obama recently made headlines by announcing that because her daughters were becoming overweight, she had made a few changes around their house. Less television watching, switching to low-fat milk, water in their lunchboxes, more fruit and veggies at meals. On the surface, seemingly admirable moves as it’s generally accepted that the eating habits and lifestyles of both children and […] Read more »

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