How do I share What to Say with other adults in my kid's life? Thank you for taking the pledge to stop diet and weight talk around the kids in your life. As you're living out the pledge, you may notice other adults your child looks up to do not know the importance of
But there are certain foods that are better for us, right? Shouldn’t we be helping kids to understand and make good food choices?
But there are certain foods that are better for us, right? Shouldn't we be helping kids to understand and make good food choices? We all want the kids in our lives to lead happy and healthy lives. Not talking to the kids in your life about food in oversimplified terms doesn’t mean that you
What is Diet Talk and Why is it Harmful? “Diet talk" includes any conversation about restricting certain foods or food groups, especially for the sake of wanting to change one's body weight, shape, or size. This includes such practices as harmful food labeling”, or assigning a “moral” value to foods. This causes us to
Aren’t we all just being a bit too sensitive? Shouldn’t we instead be helping our kids to not take everything so personally?
Aren't we all just being a bit too sensitive? shouldn't we instead be helping our kids to not take everything so personally? Kids will and do receive negative messaging from all over, especially considering the increased use of media in our digital world. It’s important to help our kids navigate that and learn what
Isn't it healthy to be mindful of your weight and to help your kids do so? Research shows that focusing on weight does not contribute to healthier lifestyles. It’s also important to remember that size does not equate health. If health is what we are concerned about, we need to keep the focus on health. Health
Why is it so important to not talk about weight with judgment? “Research shows “weight talk” has a negative impact on kids. Weight talk is harmful. Talking to a child with judgment about their weight, your weight, and the weight of others is known to contribute to the development of negative thoughts about one’s
What is Weight Talk? “Weight talk" is any mention of your, a child’s, or someone else’s weight. This could be in a seemingly “positive” way, “you look great – have you lost weight?” or negative “My stomach is so flabby – gross!” Equally as harmful is commenting (positively or negatively) about bodies on TV
One Way to Not Single Out Kids About Food and Body At WithAll, we believe it is important, no matter the reason for your concern, to not single out a child or a subgroup of children when encouraging food and exercise habits. This can be stigmatizing and isolating and can indicate to the child
3 Things Teens Wish Adults Knew about Diet Culture & Body Image by Elle Jones, WithAll Summer Intern My name is Elle Jones, I'm 18 and was one of the WithAll 2021 summer interns. Throughout the summer, I worked on a project focused on infusing youth voices into WithAll's What to Say program. Research
The state of youth sports and opportunities for children’s health Recorded in the month of May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, WithAll's What to Say Instagram Live Series, "The State of Youth Sports and Opportunities for Children's Health" featured four amazing women who are incredibly influential in sport. They shared