I write an article for Fast Company on weight bias and discrimination in the workplace. I made an argument that the most innovative companies don’t wait for the government to legislate, but rather lead and set an example for the business community (and even sometimes for the government). The article was a call to action for such inventive companies to integrate the topic of weight bias and discrimination into their D&I strategies, or at least to start elevating the conversation within their organizations. https://www.fastcompany.com/90383592/fat-and-feeling-invisible-even-at-inclusive-workplaces
Weight Watchers launched a controversial weight loss app for children and teens. It is unclear what degree of uptake the app has had at this point, but there is significant pushback from eating disorder specialists who believe that products such as this lead to disordered eating. This will be an interesting battle to follow and it will be fascinating to see if other companies attempt to play in this space, and even possibly try to partner with eating disorder specialists on solutions that may be driven by more of a Health At Every Size model. https://www.newsweek.com/ww-weight-loss-app-children-teens-receives-mixed-reactions-1454249
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