Comfort Food
Comfort Food
Jul 2, 2020
80. What If Doctors Stopped Weighing You (and Your Kids)?
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For this week's mini, Virginia is chatting about the process of reporting her new feature for Scientific American: What If Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss? 

We're getting into what the science really tells us about weight and health, the harm caused by weighing patients as a default medical practice, and what to do at the pediatrician's office. 

Here's a letter you can use to explain your decision to skip the weigh-in at your doctor's office. 

And here's a letter you can use to explain your decision to skip weight talk at your pediatrician's office. 

(Both via Anna Lutz, RD, who joined us for episode 44 on why kids don't need to diet!)

And here's The Racist Roots of Fighting Obesity by Lindo Bacon and Sabrina Strings, which ran alongside my story in Scientific American

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