"Maggie Goes on a Diet" stirs controversy
A new picture book for children is stirring up controversy even before it's published.
It's called "Maggie Goes on a Diet" and is about a 14-year-old girl who is bullied about her weight. She then loses weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more and instantly makes new friends. She even becomes a soccer star.
The book's weight-loss message is targeting girls as young as 6 and creating a firestorm of comments on the Internet.
One person wrote: "It takes so little to trigger eating disorders in children...this could be such a huge trigger," quoted Good Morning America.
The author Paul Kramer says he wrote the book to help children build confidence and know they're not along in their struggles.
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