HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 32, 2019

August 17, 2019

August 9 - August 15, 2019

 

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Articles & Blogs

 

 

There's a New Diet App for Kids, and That Scares Me

by Alexis Conason


"Parents, I’m asking you—pleading with you—not to put your children on a diet. Our children deserve to fully engage in the world unencumbered by body shame and thoughts of dieting and food tracking.”

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/eating-mindfully...

Sexist and body-shaming ads could be banned under new rule

by Mark Sweney


"Our review of the evidence strongly indicates that particular forms of gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to harm for adults and children by limiting how people see themselves and how others see them and the life decisions they take”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/may/17/sexist-body-shaming-ads-could-be-banned...

"I Implore You To Make Memories That Extend Beyond What You Have Eaten Today"

by Jameela Jamil


“We are too special and too interesting to be judged solely on our appearance; too powerful to be caught in such a constricting harness. Our variety is beautiful, interesting and important.”

 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/jameela-jamil-vogue...

A New York Times article about the perfect workout for every 'wedding dress silhouette' sparked internet outrage, and health experts agree it perpetuates damaging body ideals

by Gabby Landsverk

 

"The idea that a woman would pick a dress and then try to change her body to complement the dress — that she is the thing that needs altering — is so insulting”

 

https://www.insider.com/the-new-york-times-is-wrong-about-wedding-weight-loss...

Teacher accused of taking 'unhealthy' food off kids

by Otago Daily Times

 

"The teacher, whose name is suppressed, appeared before the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal today on 10 charges including deprivation of food, pushing and shoving children and yelling at children in two centres in 2017.”

 

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/teacher-accused-taking-unhealthy-food-kids...

Fat-Shaming Doctors Mean People Don’t Get Diagnoses That They Need

By Azmia Magane

 

“The evidence shows time and time again that weight alone is not even a moderately good indicator of health...We have evidence that a weight-neutral approach is the healthiest for most bodies long-term, but this is not yet the standard of care for most of our health systems. Weight neutral means treating patients equally at any body size.”

 

https://www.bustle.com/p/fat-shaming-doctors-mean-people-dont-get-diagnoses-that-they-need...

Do we have a right to know if we could have the Huntington’s disease gene?

by Anna Moore


"When I first found out, I blew my top with my parents, we had a big argument and I told them how angry I was and hurt at not being told. We’re OK now – I love them to bits – and I know they were trying to protect me. But I’d like to have known years ago in a calm conversation, an open chat, so it never hit me the way it did. Anything’s better than finding out through Google.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/10/do-we-have-a-right-to-know-if-we-could-have-the-huntingtons...

American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

by Nurith Aizenman and Malaka Gharib

 

“It is what shocked most of us,” says Primah Kwagala, a Ugandan civil rights attorney. “We couldn’t imagine a human being without skill taking into her care people that were almost on their deathbeds.”

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/08/09/749005287/american-with-no-medical-training-ran-center...

Portlander Creates Free Stock Photo Library Featuring Plus-Size Models

by Elise Herron

 

"I was sick of looking at pictures of plus-size women staring at hamburgers...The photos we released are all about plus-size people at home, doing normal things. From looking at our phones in bed to having a glass of wine with friends, this collection is powerful because the emphasis is on what the models are doing, not how big they are while they're doing it."

 

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2019/08/09/portlander-creates-free-stock-photo-library...

Understanding sexual and reproductive health in women with cerebral palsy

by Marie Sanderson

 

“I always knew I really wanted to be a mom, if at all possible...But so much of the health care I received was focused on minimizing pain and maximizing my mobility. Which is great, but I would have loved for someone to have asked me more about my sexual and reproductive health. Intimacy is an important part of your mental and physical well-being, whether you have cerebral palsy or not.”

 

http://health.sunnybrook.ca/research/understanding-sexual-and-reproductive-health-in-women-with-cerebral-palsy...

Men's fitness regimens can be extreme — but how do you know when it's getting unhealthy?

by Gianluca Russo

 

"[Hollywood] teaches men to focus on looks over actual strength or coordination. It also tells us that we can ‘get ripped in three weeks’ when we can’t. We are asked to look like cartoons”

 

CN: brief weight centric comment from one interviewee

 

https://www.mic.com/p/mens-fitness-regimens-can-be-extreme-but-how-do-you-know-when-its-getting-unhealthy...

Hanes pushes body positivity in 'Every Bod' campaign

by Dianna Christie

 

"Marketers targeting women have seen traction with more inclusive marketing to bodies of all sizes and brands are also beginning to adopt this approach to selling products to men, recognizing that they face some of the same body anxieties often associated with women.”

 

https://www.marketingdive.com/news/hanes-pushes-body-positivity-in-every-bod-campaign...

 

Men's fitness regimens can be extreme — but how do you know when it's getting unhealthy?

by Gianluca Russo

 

"[Hollywood] teaches men to focus on looks over actual strength or coordination. It also tells us that we can ‘get ripped in three weeks’ when we can’t. We are asked to look like cartoons”

 

CN: brief weight centric comment from one interviewee

 

https://www.mic.com/p/mens-fitness-regimens-can-be-extreme-but-how-do-you-know-when-its-getting-unhealthy...

Research & Clinical Practice

 

Effects of weight-neutral approaches compared with traditional weight-loss approaches on behavioral, physical, and psychological health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

by Jaslyn Dugmore, Copeland Winten, Hannah Niven and Judy Bauer

 

I’m so proud of my 2018 mentee APD Copeland Winten (@themillennialdietitian) who was successful along with her collaborators (@jaslynann @balance.faw and my old boss, Prof Judy Bauer) to get this systematic review and meta-analysis across the line in Nutrition Reviews (a prestigious international journal).Woohoo!!!! 😍😍😍😍🍾🍾🍾🍾

 

Dugmore, Jaslyn A., et al. "Effects of weight-neutral approaches compared with traditional weight-loss approaches on behavioral, physical, and psychological health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Nutrition Reviews(2019).

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Training Opportunities in 2019

 

FACE-TO-FACE

 

The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (2 day workshop)

Fremantle, Western Australia, 26-27 June SOLD OUT

Auckland, New Zealand, 7-8 October

Melbourne, Victoria, 12-13 October

Newcastle, New South Wales, 21-22 November

 

Body Positive Counselling (1 day workshop)

ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME

Perth, Western Australia, 28 June SOLD OUT

Auckland, New Zealand, 9 October

Melbourne, Victoria, 11 October

Newcastle, New South Wales, 23 November

 

ONLINE (SELF-PACED)

 

Introduction to the Non-Diet Approach FREE

 

Unpacking Weight Science $79AUD

 

The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians $199AUD

 

The Science of Self Compassion $39AUD

 

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Want more info about the non-diet approach or unpacking weight science? Resources include books, courses, workshops and handouts: visit www.healthnotdiets.com

 

See anything you think I'd like to share or comment about? Post in the comments below or email me at fiona@healthnotdiets.com 

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