May 18 - May 23, 2019
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'INTERNATIONAL NO DIET DAY' MONTH
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Articles & Blogs
No Fluffy Self-Love: Sonalee Rashatwar is returning body positivity to its political roots
by Melissa A. Fabello
"I want the message to shift the way that we value bodies [and how] we understand capitalism, white supremacy, and colonialism as the influence of these ideas.”
Your trainer doesn't have to look like a fitness model to be good at their job
by Kimberly Gillan
“Being physically active is healthy for people of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes [so] trainers should be as diverse as the communities we serve”
Note: whoever picked the images to go with this story clearly didn’t read it first!
3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Scale
by Meghan Kacmarcik
"one of the first questions I ask people during their initial assessments - “do you own a scale? What do you do with that information?” Because I find that oftentimes, the scale plays a pretty significant role in a person’s eating disorder or as a trigger for disordered behaviors.”
Calling BS on "burnout" & getting real on ethical, client-centered Dietetic practice
by Fiona Sutherland
“Attention dietitians: "we’re often not able to care in a way that centres the needs of our clients. Not only that, but the very ethics and values which have brought us into this profession (ie doing what’s right, or best) are being sidelined in favour of doing what is expected of us."
The Biggest Loser is coming back—but should it?
By Andy Dehnart
“The show is changing to focus on “wellness,” but that doesn’t change the evidence now shows that extreme diets and exercise don’t work.”