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 app called Kurbo to help children and young adults ages 8-17 lose weight.  Though WW claims that Kurbo gives kids and families a useful tool to support wellness, there are also a number of...
Victory for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community

Victory for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community

Last week the 2019-20 New York State Budget approved dramatic provisions to enhance parity for New Yorkers suffering from mental health disorders, substance use disorders and autism spectrum disorders.  The Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms (BHIPR) landmark...
The Dangers of Weight Bias

The Dangers of Weight Bias

Weight bias is a prevalent form of discrimination in Western society. Despite being as common as stigmatization based on race, the conversation about weight bias often goes unspoken. Knowledge of Health at Every Size (HAES) initiatives and size diversity...