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WithAll's Seven Guiding Priciples
01 AVOID SINGLING KIDS OUT
No child should be singled out as a “special case” needing more attention related to food, body, or exercise.
02 DON’T MAKE HEALTH A NUMBER’S GAME
Health and well-being are the goals, not a certain weight, size, or BMI.
03 REMEMBER THAT SELF-WORTH IS NOT SKIN-DEEP
Our value as human beings does not come as weight, size, appearance or BMI.
04 LET KIDS BE KIDS BY LETTING FOOD BE FOOD
Food choices are not moral issues (i.e. “clean,” “junk,” “bad,” etc.) It’s just food.
05 LET FOOD BE FUEL AND FUN
Food provides the nourishment and nutrition our bodies need to be healthy, and food is also about community, traditions and celebration.
06 MAKE MOVEMENT JOYFUL
Exercise-movement-is critical to emotional and physical wellness and overall well being. Its value is not in controlling weight, size or shape.
07 YOU WON’T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT AND THAT’S OK
Any effort you make to promote children’s body image and healthy relationship with food is commendable, and shows your love and care for the kids in your life. You’re doing great!
What to Say
A Simple Guide for What to SayWithAll’s Simple Guide for What to Say is the foundation of our What to Say initiative. We encourage every adult role model to use these principles as their home base when deciding what to say to a child related to food, body, and exercise. Consistently choosing words and actions that…View Guide
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A Simple Guide for What to SayView Guide
WithAll’s Simple Guide for What to Say is the foundation of our What to Say initiative. We encourage every adult role model to use these principles as their home base when deciding what to say to a child related to food, body, and exercise. Consistently choosing words and actions that flow from these principles gives kids a foundation of lifelong health and well-being related to food, body, and exercise.
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That’s why we started the What to Say initiative.
What to say
What to Say works. Pledge signers have found an 87% positive change in their behaviors and words. This means that more kids have a chance to grow up free of disordered eating and thinking.