A commenter on my blog called my attention to the fact that my article on Green Mountain at Fox Run was on MSNBC’s front page yesterday. The piece was for Prevention magazine, but online it is also branded Today Health and MSN. Oh, how confused I am by all the SYNERGY in our modern media world.

This story was originally supposed to be on the Health at Every Size movement. The piece that actually ran is more of an article about a specific (and terrific, in my opinion) retreat center‘s attempts to use some of the movement’s tenets. HAES as a concept is very threatening to women’s magazines and their advertisers; this story is an approachable way in. (She said, hopefully.) I’m choosing to think it’s a good addition to the national conversation about weight, if not about fat bias and the failure rates of diets.


  1. Nicole August 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thank you for a wonderful story. It really does strike a blow for sanity!

  2. Jean Braithwaite August 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah, it was a good piece, and couched in a way that’s likely to be effective at splitting the difference between hardcore fat activism and mainstream attitudes. I feel a little grumpy at the way *Prevention* larded it up with links to their other articles, though, especially the one called “The 400-Calorie Fix” (not a very HAES friendly headline).

  3. gayle August 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Way to chip away. Miles to go. As evidenced by the links for diets embedded in between your graphs. Oy.

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