LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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."

Some background:

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.

Shana Bergen
Program Assistant I, Office of the Registrar
Anschutz Medical Campus