Preventing childhood eating disorders – a societal approach, by Dr. Linda Bacon

There are several ways we can help kids avoid eating disorders. 1. Address Body Dissatisfaction: A large part of the reason young people become dissatisfied with their bodies is because they believe they aren’t measuring up – they are not performing their lives the way the culture is telling them is adequate. They believe they can’t control the narrative of …

Worried about the kids? Fear of obesity is much more health-damaging than high weight itself. An interview with Dr. Linda Bacon.

We have the highest respect for Linda Bacon, PhD, who is a leader and an inspiration in the body diversity and acceptance movement. In this interview, she addressed a question parents can’t avoid in today’s society: am I doing my child a disservice if I don’t worry about his or her weight? Question from More-Love.org Everywhere we go, we see and hear …

The cause of eating disorders, and when a diet is an eating disorder – an interview with Linda Bacon, PhD

In your understanding, what causes an eating disorder? Linda Bacon, PhD: Eating disorders are a complex interplay of genetic inheritance, environmental exposures, and other personal experiences, and the degree to which different contributors play a role varies tremendously between individuals. For some, the genetic contribution may be so powerful that it can override the effects of positive things like excellent …