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Food, Culture, and Body Image Part 1

Food, Culture, and Body Image Part 1

Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our culture’s thin ideal and consider an expanded definition of “healthy” eating, with the goal of promoting girls’ body acceptance and self-esteem.

Oh no… WW Launches Dieting App for Kids

Oh no… WW Launches Dieting App for Kids

WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free weight loss app called Kurbo that targets children and young adults, ages 8-17. There are a number of unanswered questions about this new app and the risks it might pose to young people.