Pledge to

NOT fat talk myself or be a bystander when someone else is being bullied

This pledge closed about 4 years ago

How this will help


Fat Talk:Fat Talk describes any statement that reinforces the thin-ideal standard of beauty and contributes to women and men's dissatisfaction with their bodies. "I'm so fat." "Do I look fat in this?" "We found that fat talk predicts changes in depression, body satisfaction, and perceived pressure to be thin across time." Self-criticism and constant dieting are habits that can get passed on to your daughter. Moms who were concerned about their weight were more likely to have daughters who were concerned about their bodies. Another study found that 5-year-old girls whose moms dieted were twice as likely to know about dieting and other weight-loss methods than kids whose moms didn't diet. moms have a say in their daughter's body image, which means they can play a pivotal role in helping their daughters build better, healthier images. Dads, too, play a pivotal role in shaping their daughter's body image. **Principles** *Accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes *Recognizing that health and well-being are multi-dimensional and that they include physical, social, spiritual, occupational, emotional, and intellectual aspects *Promoting all aspects of health and well-being for people of all sizes *Promoting eating in a manner which balances individual nutritional needs, hunger, satiety, appetite, and pleasure *Promoting individually appropriate, enjoyable, life-enhancing physical activity, rather than exercise that is focused on a goal of weight loss Most teen girls do not think they are beautiful and believe losing weight would make them more attractive, a new survey has found.The results show at least 54 percent of girls aged between 13 and 20 skip meals while 96 percent would change their body if they could.One quarter did not like what they saw in the mirror while just nine percent were proud of how they looked

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