“Don’t Talk About My Child’s Weight” Cards


You will receive 5 individual business card size (3.5×2) cards with your order

Did you know that you can ask your child’s doctor not to discuss weight in front of your child? And there’s good reason to do this: in 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics made the recommendations that healthcare providers not discuss weight with children and teens.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a report on preventing “obesity” and eating disorders. The report suggests that physicians avoid talking about weight with children due to the potential risks involved. In fact, efforts to talk about weight with children have been shown to have the opposite effect of what is intended.

Weight talk and diet suggestions are associated with increased weight and eating disorders over a person’s lifetime. This is definitely not the intention of a doctor who is talking about weight, but it is nevertheless a likely impact.