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Are Tubby Cartoon Characters Making Your Kids Fat? Are Tubby Cartoon Characters Making Your Kids Fat?

If your kid loves Garfield or Cathy (don’t knock it, there are dozens of us) you may want to keep a careful eye on their eating habits. New research suggests that lovably chubby cartoon characters might be encouraging children to pig out more and worry about health less. And, according to the study, it’s all…

Woman Recounts Heartbreaking Story of Growing Up Fat Woman Recounts Heartbreaking Story of Growing Up Fat

Wow, this is a tough listen. I want to give little VJ all the hugs.

Government Org Photoshops Little Girl, Makes Her Fat to Fight Obesity Government Org Photoshops Little Girl, Makes Her Fat to Fight Obesity

This unsettling ad campaign for First 5, a government-run "healthy kids" program, depicts a heavily (literally) photoshopped little girl drinking from a paper bag (?) of sugar. Ugh, so many problems here.

"Hi Tracie! I'm Writing This Story About People Who Grew Up As Chubby Kids" "Hi Tracie! I'm Writing This Story About People Who Grew Up As Chubby Kids"

I've definitely struggled with my weight, but my troubles started when I was an adult and started (and stopped) doing certain drugs, causing me to yo-yo like Anna Nicole Smith. I've dealt with the extra pounds in both healthy (the gym, Weight Watchers) and unhealthy (prescription diet pills, laxatives) ways. I've…

Broadsides: Being Pregnant Is Making Your Kids Fat! Broadsides: Being Pregnant Is Making Your Kids Fat!

Is there ever a time in a woman's life when she doesn't have to obsess over her weight? Apparently not. According to a new study, women who gained the normal, recommended amount of weight during their pregnancies were four times as likely to have overweight toddlers. [CNN]

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