As we stand on the brink of a brand-new year, it might be nearly impossible to avoid conversations, ads and articles about a new year/new you type of vibe, which of course typically means weight loss. It might be hard for some people to understand that you have no intention of pursuing weight loss.
Center for Body Trust Takes a Stand: Today, we delve into a critical issue that has recently come to the forefront of the news in early January of 2023 – the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) and their controversial guidelines on weight loss for children. We’ll do a quick review of the AAP guidelines but many great fat activities and body liberation folks have responded to the original AAP guidelines, you can check those out at the end of the blog. What we’re diving into today is the response from The Center for Body Trust and their stance against these guidelines.
Diet Culture is the system of beliefs that values weight, shape, and size over health and well-being. It worships thinness and provides, and unachievable goal based in an unrealistic standard.