Finance and Business, Talk To Your Kids About Weight

Finance and Business, Talk To Your Kids About Weight

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 204

  • Aug 25, 2018 1:00 pm
  • 1:32:28 mins

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business (14:58) Rana Foroohar is the Assistant managing editor at Time and the magazine’s economics columnist. She is the author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.The presidential race has brought to light the country’s frustration with the current economic state. While wages are up and the slow growth of the economy looks promising, many are still feeling left behind. Rana Foroohar tells us more about our nation’s trend towards financialization and the damage it has caused.  This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight (1:02:37) Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer is Mayo Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, both at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on adolescent nutrition and the prevention of weight-related problems including eating disorders, unhealthy weight control behaviors, body dissatisfaction and obesity. A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. One theme, however, kept popping up over and over again in readers’ comments: People who had been hurt in childhood by cruel weight comments are now resolved to spare their own children from the self-loathing and disordered eating struggles that they had to deal with as kids.  Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer shares her findings.

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