ADVOCACY UPDATE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED
My BEDA colleague ,Chevese Turner, has started a petition to “encourage” the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to rethink their anti-obesity campaign. After viewing the ads (see the links in the post below), if you are as concerned as we are, please consider signing the petition. Here’s the link to the petition:
The State of Georgia is running a Stop Child Obesity campaign. Once again, the focus is all wrong. The focus, the criticism is all about the child’s body, rather than on any unhealthy behaviors that might lead to health risks.
“Shaming” would be word I would use to describe the state’s misguided tactics, aimed at parents. See what you think. You can watch all of the spots on the campaign’s website. Click here http://www.strong4life.com/
Here, you can watch ABC’s coverage of the controversy (after the annoying commercial).
Let us know what you think.
Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in empowering people who are working on emotional and binge eating recovery. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, Vice President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”, firstname.lastname@example.org