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Beware of Fat Letters and Fat Shaming This Halloween
Beware of Fat Letters and Fat Shaming This Halloween

What's scarier than a haunted house on Halloween? Someone passing out "fat letters" to your trick-or-treating child. As reported in USA Today , a North Dakota woman has a horrific and appalling idea for neighborhood trick-or-treaters this Halloween. During an anonymous radio ...

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Blog posts in October, 2013

  • When Relatives Talk Fat: Eating Disorders and Holiday Dinner Conversation

    The holidays are a time for conversation, tradition, special foods, and family. For those battling an eating disorder, however, the holidays can be an ...

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  • Why We Think It's a Bad Idea for Michelle Obama to Appear on "The Biggest Loser"

    By Lisa S. Kantor, Esq. & Rachel Teicher NBC's popular reality show, The Biggest Loser, has returned for its 15 th season. The message in the show is ...

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  • What We Wish Insurance Companies Knew About Weight and Eating Disorders

    Below are a few examples of denials that our clients have received from their insurance company. These clients (and countless others) have all been ...

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  • Resistance to Change - Combating Weight Stigma

    Originally posted on BEDA's WSAW blog As an advocate for those with eating disorders, a question I often ponder is, "how long must we wait before the ...

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  • Reading, Writing and BMI

    As recently reported by CNN and in several news stories over the last few days, the parents of elementary school students in 19 states -- including ...

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  • An Evening with the Eating Disorders Coalition: Celebrating All Eating Disorder Recovery Advocates

    On Tuesday October 1 st , the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) successfully hosted their first annual fundraiser, featuring several very influential ...

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