Rachel Millner: School Dinner Policing, BMI Report Cards, and the importance of a HAES approach for kids

In this episode, Tabitha talks to the wonderful Rachel Millner about fat-phobia in schools:

  • BMI report cards
  • School dinner policing
  • Health at Every Size
  • Body Diversity
  • Fat-phobia
  • How to trust kids to eat

Find out more about Rachel Millner here –> http://www.rachelmillner.com/

Here is a list of useful books from Rachel

Ellyn Satter- Any of her books

Amanda’s Big Dream by Judith Matz

Body Respect by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor (this is a more general book-not specific to kids, but gives a really good foundation of Health at Every Size®

Shapesville by Andy Mills

Your Body is Awesome by Sigrun Danielsdottir

Kathy Kater’s “health bodies” curriculum

Born to Eat by Wendy Jo Peterson

How to Be Comfortable in Your own Feathers by Julia Cook

Todd Parr- has several books




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  1. Thanks so much for this, Tabitha.
    I can relate so much to this. When I was really young, I wasn’t allowed to eat ANYTHING ‘unhealthy’- no candy, no cake, no chocolate, no chips, no pizza, no ice cream, no burgers. Nothing of the sort. And then, at birthday parties, I literally sat at the table and ate ‘unhealthy’ foods for the entire duration of the party. Needless to say I felt like a pig, and I wondered what was wrong with me and why I could never stop eating ‘junk food’ once I was allowed to eat it. After recovering from Anorexia, I now know that it is because those foods were restricted that I couldn’t stop eating them- as you say countless times on your blog.
    And, now that I am recovered, and eat whatever I want, I no longer overeat ‘junk foods’. Fancy that!
    Once again, thanks for another amazing podcast, Tabitha.