Leave size out of healthy living goals
I strongly disagree with the university's decision to offer Colorado Weigh at its various campuses (Nov. 10 Newsletter).
I do support the University of Colorado's vision of encouraging a healthy lifestyle and nutritional eating habits. However, I do not believe that my employer should imply that I ought to maintain an imaginary "ideal weight."
Weight and health are two different things. Encourage healthy living, and leave size out of this.
For more information, please check out "Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight," by Linda Bacon; "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession With Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health," by Paul Campos; and "Losing It: America's Obsession With Weight and the Industry That Feeds It," by Laura Fraser.
Program Assistant I, Office of the Registrar
Anschutz Medical Campus