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Health Advocates Discourage "Fat Talk" This Week

October 21-24 has been designated “Fat Talk Free Week”, a campaign raising awareness about the damaging affect negative self-talk can have on people’s personal body image.  Organizers are encouraging a focus on healthy diet and lifestyle choices and bringing attention to the impact the “thin ideal” has for our society. 

Click on the audio link above to hear an interview with Mary Tantillo, PhD, the president, CEO and clinical director of The Healing Connection, a Fairport-based nonprofit program that offers support and services to adolescents and adults with eating disorders. 

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.