This is, in fact, a great opportunity for us to get our message directly in their faces. They provide a very structured survey with questions which can be answered in a way that they may not expect.
For example, question one asks, “What conversations do you have - or avoid having - about weight?” To which I answered: I have conversations that refer to the evidence that proves that diets don't work. That 95% of dieters regain the weight they have lost plus more within 3-5 years. I talk about the fact that WLS is a seriously dangerous, life threatening surgery, not to be entered into lightly.
When they ask if there is “Anything else you'd like to tell us about this topic?”, I shared about HAES with a link to Linda Bacon’s website and about how they could help without harming fat children with a link to the NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit.
We are asking you to take a few moments and follow the link below to fill out the survey that asks,“What does it mean to live in a nation where one out of every three people is obese?” EQUALITY AT EVERY SIZE!
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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.