As many of you know, I have been working on dealing with a lot of my crazy feelings about food. It hasnt been easy but I feel I am making progress. At any rate, I dont know how I missed This article in the NYT but I think it really addresses some of the issues people have regarding food and weight especially when it comes to children.
Another article that was brought to my attention via Big Fat Blog is this one from a news paper in England. It isnt hard to feel attacked as a fat person reading things like this especially when so many of the comments support the author's opinion.
I would say that such views are rare and dont represent the way most people actually think if it werent for a couple of recent online conversations I have had HERE and HERE