Ursinus Magazine Fall 2012

Fall is here and Ursinus Magazine celebrates the opening of the Center for Science and the Common Good. The Center  “not only reflects Ursinus College’s rich legacy in the sciences, but connects it to our values of civic engagement  and working across disciplines,” says President Bobby Fong.  Read Keep Moving, the article in this issue that explores the national epidemic of childhood obesity and share the stories of exceptional Ursinus alumni and faculty on the front lines of finding answers to this disease. Obesity, says Dr. Christina Wee 1989, has the greatest impact on populations of people who have less ability to make choices in their work and home. Wee is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Did you want to learn more about American Philosophers? Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano talks to Ursinus Magazine about his new critically-acclaimed book America the Philosophical. And for inspiration, get to know Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burgstein 1995 who fought a brain tumor and explains how family – and running – are helping him to heal.

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  1. I would like to recommend the free NAAFA Child Advocacy ToolkitSM (CATK) and other written guidelines/resources to assist you looking at programs.

    A Yale Rudd Center report reviewed existing research on weight stigma in children and adolescents, with attention to the nature and extent of weight bias toward obese youths and to the primary sources of stigma in their lives, including peers, educators, and parents. As a result of weight bias and discrimination, obese children suffer psychological, social, and health-related consequences. http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/bias/StigmaObesityChildrensHealth.pdf

    Rebecca Puhl of the Rudd Center further brings to light the stigmatization of large children in the following article.

    The NAAFA Child Advocacy Toolkit shows how Health At Every Size® takes the focus off weight and directs it to healthful eating and enjoyable movement. It addresses the bullying, building positive self-image and eliminating stigmatization of large children. The CATK lists resources available to parents, educators or caregivers for educational materials, curriculum and programming that is beneficial for all children. It can be found at:

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