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Thought Bullets
April 2003

American College of Preventive Medicine takes stand against fad diets

I congratulate Dena Goldberg and her students, of the University of Wyomingís Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, for sponsoring a regional workshop on eating disorders and body image, March 7, 2003. Monika Woolsey, the featured speaker for the workshop, shared a quote from one of her clients who had struggled with negative body image for decades. After over 20 years of therapy and counseling, the client made this profound statement to Monika, "I finally realized if I donít respect and care for my body, I donít have any place to live."

For this monthís thought bullets, I wanted to share with you some of the highlights from a recently released position paper on fad diets by the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Source:  Katz DL.  Public news release, American College of Preventive Medicine, February 24, 2003.  To view the complete policy statement, go to

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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