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BMI Testing in Schools? Really?

Posted by Carrie Watson on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,  

Disturbing to read this morning that the Toronto District School Board is allowing BMI testing in schools.  The study being conducted by Toronto’s Public Health Authority, plans to test 12,000 students between Grades 7-12.  While Toronto has refrained from sending “fat letters” home to parents as they do in the US, the impact of this study will fall ...

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New Dove Ad

Posted by Carrie Watson on Thursday, April 18, 2013,

Check out this new Dove Ad that seems to be going viral.  Usually advertising aims to convince us that we have a flaw or a deficiency that will be fixed if we buy the particular product.  This ad is still advertising, but builds us up rather than tearing us down.   How refreshing! 

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Cameron Russell TED Talk on Image

Posted by Carrie Watson on Sunday, April 7, 2013,
Here is the link to a recent TED Talk by model Cameron Russell.  She talks about her experience as a model having won a "genetic lottery" and benefitting from a "legacy of gender and racial oppression".  Her insight into the power of image and its link to feeling insecure is refreshing.  Hope you enjoy!

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Welcome To My New Blog

Posted by Carrie Watson on Thursday, February 7, 2013,
Thank you for visiting my new blog.  I will be writing regularly about eating disorders, body image, the media, and other relevant content.  I hope it will be a thought provoking forum and that you find it useful.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback.  
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