Words Matter. This summer we’re asking you to help us spread the word and help prevent eating disorders in kids and teens.
At WithAll, we are all too familiar with the devastating consequences of eating disorders. With 70% of girls and 40% of boys reporting body dissatisfaction, there is no better time for you to make a positive impact on the kids in your life.
Kids are not born thinking about carbs, clean plates, their size, or being “perfect.” They are born loving their bodies and what they can do. They love to move and they eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. They are proud because they exist. It’s simple.
Unfortunately, by the time kids can talk, it’s likely they’ve already been exposed to negative food and body messaging. From TV commercials to magazine covers, we live in a culture that floods us daily with impossible standards.
What kids see and hear is a major contributor to the development of eating disorders. While this may sound overwhelming, it’s actually hopeful. It means you can help prevent eating disorders in kids! Your Words Matter.