there are so many crummy messages out there that encourage the skinny/diet crazy. it get overwhelming, and i worry there's no chance to change things.
i was heartened when i got this response to my post (two posts ago) about cvs advertising laxatives in the weight loss section. good to know someone's watching. here's what i got:
Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt said...
We're glad this product (mis)placement triggered your concern, as our concern was also triggered! By highlighting this product as part of the "shape up & save" category, CVS inadvertently suggested that using laxatives is an appropriate and healthy way to lose weight. While we doubt CVS's intention was to support, or suggest, eating disorder behaviors and tendencies, we feel that compaines have an obligation to understand what their marketing practicies are suggesting to their companies.
We reached out to CVS about this issue, in hopes that harmful ads such as this will be removed from circulation and a dialogue can be started around responsible retail actions as they relate to eating disorder prevention, awareness and treatment.
now i have to figure out what i can do.