Dr. Ludwig should look more closely at history before making recommendations that have not worked in the past! Anamarie Regino and her family are one such case and know the horrors of such an action. Over a decade ago, Anamarie Regino, three years old at the time was removed from her parents’ custody and placed in foster care for two months, only to be returned after no improvement occurred. Anamarie was later diagnosed as having a genetic predisposition.
According to a recent JAMA article, approximately two million children fall into the governmental intervention category. Two million children put into foster care. Two million families ripped apart! Irreparable mental and emotional damage done to an entire portion of the American population!
NAAFA challenges Dr. Ludwig and his colleagues at Harvard to take a HAES (Heath at Every Size) approach instead of suggesting such preposterous action that has no track record of success. Focus on the positive not on the destructive!
The NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit is a resource for people involved in the lives of children of size. It is intended to help educate and inform all segments of society with regard to the effects of weight discrimination on children and provides references and tools to combat these effects using a HAES (Healthy At Every Size) approach. A link to an electronic version of this premier toolkit is available on the front page of the NAAFA website at www.naafa.org
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Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to ending size discrimination. Our goal is for people of size to be accepted with dignity and equality and will pursue this goal through advocacy, public education, and support.