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How Girl Scout Cookie Sales Sparked a Vital Discussion About Diet Culture

February 29, 2024
Austin American-Statesman

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ERC Nutrition Director Kathryn Johnson penned a thoughtful opinion piece for the Austin American-Statesman highlighting how diet culture and the language we use around children about food and our bodies impact children. In her article, Johnson shares how this can contribute to eating disorders and disordered eating.

"When they hear adults say, 'This is bad for me,' they assume it's bad for them as well. Child and adolescent brains are still developing and vulnerable to this type of black-and-white thinking. These phrases are steeped in toxic diet culture."

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