Please join the appropriate and necessary backlash against a new children's book promoting dieting.
Yes, there is a tidal wave of obesity fear out there. Yes, people mistakenly believe the cure is to scare kids into dieting. Yes, if you criticize dieting you are going to be treated as "part of the problem." There is much to discuss on this topic and we will have to agree to disagree on much of it but this much we can all agree on: children should not diet, be encouraged to diet, or allowed to diet.
Parents are and should be in charge of planning, preparing, serving, and eating with their children.
Note the classic anorexic mirror shot on the cover. Oops, that's the typical before-after(before) dieting commercial.
London Evening Standard
Dances with fat
Maggie goes on a diet book
Beautiful you by julie (thank you, PJ!)