People often ask me the type of comments that could impact a developing child’s body image…here’s an example. So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them […]


Today’s Reviews of Marianne Russo This review is from: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls and How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It (Paperback) Good Girl’s Don’t Get Fat is a tremendous edition to any parenting book library. The view of beauty is taught not innate. Who […]

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Latest Reviews of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

by DrRobyn on October 25, 2010

This book is absolutely amazing, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. One of the things I admire most about Good Girls Don’t Get Fat is that it doesn’t just talk about how bad things are, it gives concrete suggestions for improvement! That’s what we need. The book is available in any format you can […]


I had this video in my heart for a long time as I wrote my book,


Snarky comments. Curled up lips. Whispers. “That look.” People ask me where we learn the “fat is bad” so early. Studies tell us that 3-6 year old girls are worried about being fat. Studies also tell us that children who are considered overweight are more likely to have fewer friends, be teased, drop out of […]


Are School Lunches Killing Our Kids?

by DrRobyn on March 22, 2010

Coming off Jamie Oliver’s

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Junk Food Commercials Linked to Childhood Obesity

by DrRobyn on February 10, 2010

You are what you watch.


As we’ve been discussing open-mindedness and opening up a open mind, what is the answer, in your opinion? Remember, children are looking to us to help them critically think about what is fair, respectful and right. Ideas are welcome here or on Facebook!


The Power of Zero: Fat Talk Free Week Video

by DrRobyn on October 22, 2009

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As the guest body image blogger for today’s curvy women on the catwalk and that


The Avatar Diet: Does this Avatar Make My Butt Look Big? Dr. Robyn Silverman Trying to get rid of that does size really matter?  Does it really have to? But no doubt, people will give “avatar diet” a shot.  No quick pill to lose weight this time– just a quick dose of Second Life.