Remodeling Halloween


What can we do to make Halloween candy collection less important? One option is to shift the emphasis to creativity and participation.

Halloween — a Paradigm Shift


Here’s a quick rundown of the insidious ways Halloween could do harm, along with some suggestions for “best practices.”

That Month Comes Around Again


Why is Childhood Obesity News not making a bigger deal out of National Child Obesity Awareness Month? Well, around here, that’s every month.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens


Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.

Fat Acceptance Roundup, Revisited


Today’s Childhood Obesity News post adds to the collection with an overview of our other reports about various aspects of fat acceptance.

Advertising Roundup


There is so much to say about television advertising and children, we made a five-part series exploring the ugliness.

Let’s Get Morbid About Childhood Obesity


Childhood Obesity News rounds up the posts that deal with morbid obesity in children and adults, its causes and treatment possibilities.

The Great Fat Acceptance Roundup


Fat rejection is out of the question, but if the alternative is to buy into fat acceptance — is that also unhealthy?

Is Ghrelin an Obesity Villain?

Fat Pigs

Ghrelin, the “hunger hormone,” reminds us to eat, in case we forget. It’s like the warning light on a car’s dashboard that tells you to add oil before the engine seizes up. Face-to-face with an opossum, “yum yum” would not be a person’s first thought. It took the survival-stimulating chemical ghrelin to make the connection […]

Another Round of Fatlogic

Who's in there_

There is a difference between recognizing that a condition is unhealthy and demonizing people who live with that condition. Many dedicated scientists, medical professionals, therapists, and others are vitally interested in helping people escape from morbid obesity. This does not mean they hate or look down on people who are overweight or obese. But somehow, […]

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