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Foster City, California – NAAFA is excited and proud to introduce a new resource to fill a void and create a paradigm shift in how we think about the health of our nation's children. The NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit(sm) shifts the focus from
the war on childhood obesity to a health-centered focus embracing children of all sizes. Even more importantly, it demonstrates how to design programs and approaches that will improve the total health of all our children.
"This kit is an exciting new venture for NAAFA. It will help anyone and everyone understand how to improve the health of children without doing harm", states Joanne Ikeda, Nutritionist Emeritus, former Co-Director of the Center for Weight and Health, University of California Berkeley.
This free downloadable resource includes:
• The value of size diversity in children
• Why advocacy is important
• Stories of weight prejudice and size discrimination against children and children at risk scenarios
• The facts about the bullying of children
• Children and body image and promoting body satisfaction in children
• How to help children have healthy weights
• Testimonials from young people
• HAES (Health At Every Size) principles
• Ways to become a HAES advocate, parent or caregiver
• How to implement projects that promote HAES
NAAFA's Child Advocacy Toolkit(sm) contains references and resources to help parents, educators and caregivers become advocates. Individuals can access this toolkit on NAAFA's website at:
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for
self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.
On the web: http://www.naafa.org
For more information contact:
Peggy Howell, Public Relations Director
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)