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Mom Criticized After Helping 7-Year-Old Lose 16 Pounds

Mom Criticized After Helping 7-Year-Old Lose 16 Pounds

Writer Dara-Lynn Weiss has struggled with her own weight for years, so when her pediatrician warned her that her 7-year-old daughter was clinically obese and on a dangerous path, she put her on a Weight Watcher's diet designed specfically for kids.

Though difficult for both Weiss and her daughter Bea to follow, the rigorous program has helped Bea drop 16 pounds over the course of a year.

That success has been complicated: Weiss, who shared the story in Vogue magazine's April issue, is being criticized for fostering "a negative approach to food" by emphasizing calorie counts and more moderate eating.

Read the whole story (Daily Mail)

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