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
How can I support my child who has special dietary restrictions due to food allergies or other medical issues?
It makes sense that as a parent, you'd be concerned about this. People who have reason to pay special attention to their diet are at an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder. Normalizing the things you need to do to manage the illness is a key strategy for success. Be clear, transparent,
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
Dr. Jason Nagata shares why it's important to understand that boys struggle with body image just like girls, though sometimes it looks different. Dr. Nagata shares several red flags to look for in boys who might be struggling with body image. You can learn more signs to look for here. Based on Dr.
Body image concerns are unfortunately very typical for girls. It is not a reflection of things going on at home or any one parent. (1:16) The pandemic has also exacerbated this issue for many. (1:41) Avoid making appearance-related comments. Make it clear to your kids that you value them for more than just
What to ask your doctor if they recommend weight loss or gain (1:11). Changes in weight during childhood are normal (1:30). Tips for encouraging movement without focusing on weight (2:03) Tips for encouraging eating habits without focusing on weight (3:30) Did you enjoy this video? Catch up on the
Can I really trust my kid to eat "healthy"? As adults, our role is to choose what foods are offered and when and where they are provided. As children, their role (which we can trust them to do) is to decide how much to eat, whether they will
You have a powerful voice. Know what to say. Kids aren’t born thinking about carbs or clean plates or what defines beauty. They are born with energy to move, with drive to take on the world, with curiosity, with inner pride. What adults say to kids matters. You inspire their health and their sense