Melissa Gerson

Health At Every Size: What Science Tells Us

Health At Every Size: What Science Tells Us

A current, research-based health movement, Health at Every Size (HAES), is a breath of fresh air to say the least, challenging faulty assumptions about fat and boldly reshaping our conversation about weight and health. The model which is firmly grounded in decades of science and research, focuses in on how to achieve and maintain health… and doing so regardless of the size of one’s body.

Black Lives Matter: Columbus Park Mission

Black Lives Matter: Columbus Park Mission

We, at Columbus Park, here in the heart of New York City, are both humbled and proud as we join individuals in our community and beyond to take action in an abundance of meaningful ways… whether by protesting, self-educating, donating, self-reflecting or speaking out.   

“Burn It Off” Campaign

“Burn It Off” Campaign

A new study raises concern for the eating disorder community and general public alike. The study describes the impact of using physical activity calorie equivalent/expenditure (PACE) labelling for foods, instead of the common marking of calories.

Weight Stigma Awareness Week and Health At Every Size

Weight Stigma Awareness Week and Health At Every Size

In the powerful spirit of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 23-27), we’re reflecting on the impact that societal attitudes about body weight and size have on us all.  With messages coming at us from all sides about what a “good” or “healthy” weight is for our...

Yikes: New WW Dieting App for Kids

Yikes: New WW Dieting App for Kids

WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free weight loss app called Kurbo that targets children and young adults, ages 8-17. There are a number of unanswered questions about this new app and the risks it might pose to young people.