A new campaign in Georgia targeted at childhood obesity has raised significant alarm in the eating disorder community. Specifically, many of us who treat eating disorders are concerned that the campaign focuses more on body size than on the promotion of healthy eating and exercise behaviors. It is negative, shaming, and could actually encourage the development of eating disorders in those who may have such tendencies.
As such, the Binge Eating Disorder Association has developed an online petition, with the hopes of arresting the campaign.
What do you think? Will you sign?