Why the New Rules for Talking to Kids About Weight is a Really Big Deal

When something isn’t helpful, it’s time to stop it.

In a major departure from their 2007 guidelines, now the AAP discourages physicians from focusing on weight when talking to their patients and instead focus on behaviors.

Docs, parents need you to be the calm, confident one.

Change your lifestyle… and then you will lose weight. Just, No!

Parents, your kids need you to be the calm, confident one too.

I like myself.

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Author of Body Kindness (Workman) I help people create healthier, happier lives. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist, Well-being, not weight.

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Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, EP-C

Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, EP-C

Author of Body Kindness (Workman) I help people create healthier, happier lives. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist, Well-being, not weight.

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