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Jess Weiner & Eating Disorders

Oh the hoopla over Jess Weiner's article in Glamour Magazine, "Did Loving My Body Almost Kill Me?" going to a doctor, finding out that she's 250 pounds, pre-diabetic and her cholesterol sucked and then having the audacity to do something about…
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Why Kids Are Fat

My husband was just informed by a police officer that he would call child protective services on us. He gave us a warning, this time. Our crime? We let him ride his bike outside in front of our house. In a residential neighborhood with…
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Jamie Oliver's TED Wish - Educate Kids About Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef. As such he loves food. Given one single wish, that he gets to make in front of the best and brightest people with all the resources in the world, he chose to confront the childhood obesity epidemic armed with information…

Obesity & Late Puberty for Boys

According to an article, Puberty gap: Obesity splits boys, girls on MSNBC.com, new studies have indicated that the current obesity epidemic among children is causing boys to hit puberty later than previous generations. Girls appear to be hitting…
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Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity

President Barack Obama announced that Michelle Obama, First Lady and mother of two First Daughters Sasha and Malia, will be taking on Childhood Obesity as her pet cause. In this MSNBC story Michelle Obama admits to a very similar story as…
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Obesity Thunder Bay Website Fights Childhood Obesity

Listen, I took some slack for The Girl Revolution: Fit Girl Series I ran last year. Too obsessive, one reader said in her email. The thing is, childhood obesity has very serious health consequences for our children. Especially for our daughters…
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Yoga Treats Eating Disorders

From Time Magazine's article The Year In Health, A session of yoga for teens with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders may provide more than spiritual and physical boost; it could also help them get over their illness, according to…
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The Fat Fight

Robin Marantz Henig and Jess Zimmerman (of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty Fame) wrote a piece about bodies, fat and the mother-daughter relationship. It pushed about every button I have. I've been in an internal debate with myself ever…
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Peer Pressure

Picking up speed, finish line in sight, bursting through my personal barrier of "I can't run", on my Race for the Cure 5k this weekend I congratulated myself for finally filling my life with positive peer pressure. Now, how do I translate the…
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Breast Cancer = BAD, Cure = Good

I feel sure that this is perhaps the only thing ever written on The Girl Revolution that is not in any way controversial: Breast Cancer is Bad. Donating money for breast cancer research is good. Pixascope Creative Agency and Between the…
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Famine Brain and Body Image

The other day I put away my scale. Hid it where I won't think about it anymore. I'd been weighing every Monday morning. It's not that it's telling me bad news . . . its just that what I've been doing isn't working. I'm not getting the results…