05 Jun '11, 12am

Do Anti-Obesity Campaigns Hurt Overweight Women?

Do Anti-Obesity Campaigns Hurt Overweight Women?

A few days ago, Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, the surgeon general, unveiled MyPlate , a new healthy eating guide intended to replace the Food Pyramid. This was connected to Obama's larger initiative against childhood obesity , which includes projects to increase parents' knowledge about diet and exercise, improving the quality of food in schools, and making healthy food more accessible for families. Often cited as ballast for the project is the statistic that almost twenty percent of children are overweight or obese , and that the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980. The discourse about obesity, however, has not always been positive. Sometimes, it focuses more on shaming overweight people for their decisions, rather than encouraging healthy eating in all children and adolescents,...

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