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Thousands of people call for RTE to turn off Switching works ‘for good’ amid claims of triggering eating disorders

THOUSANDS of people have called for RTE to turn off Switch Works “for good” amid claims that the program is being activated.

Uplift, the campaign in charge of cancellation calls, claims OT is activating people who struggle with disordered eating.

Advanced Statement The Transformation Campaign is active for those struggling with eating disorders

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Advanced Statement The Transformation Campaign is active for those struggling with disordered eatingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
RTE star Kathryn Thomas has spoken out about changes to the show

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RTE star Kathryn Thomas has spoken out about changes to the showCredit: RTE

Over 7,700 Uplift members have signed the petition for RTE to cancel the entertainment weight loss program.

Intuitive Dining Ireland enhancement petitioner Sinead Crowe said: “Eating Disorders services received zero money this year, while Campaign Transformation received just under half a million euros. belong to HSE expense.

“The recommended diet plan for leaders/public to follow has less than a 10% chance of leading to long-term weight loss.”

She added: “This diet had more than an 80% chance of long-term weight gain for participants.

“Our state should not fund a program that is actively contributing to weight discrimination and is also not safe or effective.”

And Uplift campaigner Michelle Byrne said the program focuses on “personal responsibility” rather than “root causes”.

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“Blaming individuals for how we eat or exercise ignores complex social issues that affect our health such as the environment we live in, the poverty we live in,” she said. face or lack the opportunities we have.”

Byrne added: “The Transformation is focused on individual responsibility rather than looking at the root cause – for government to move out of funding shortages into infrastructure and public services.”

Meanwhile, RTE star Kathryn Thomas last week spoke out about changes to the program After a Liveline controversy raised questions about whether the Irish weight loss show should be canceled over mental health concerns.

Taking to her Instagram, Kathryn mentions the new changes to the program and says she’s been “blown away” by how the Transformation Campaign brings people together every year.

The mother of two thanks her followers for their messages and for following first episode of the 14th season.

‘GOOD MOTIVATION’

And former OT doctor and Newstalk Breakfast host Ciara Kelly also last week protect the program, calling it “well-motivated” following the BodyWhys backlash.

Ciara, who was previously a GP on the program’s panel of experts, explained how OT has brought communities together over the years.

She told Newstalk: “Overall, I think it’s a huge positive.

“That’s not to remove the concerns of people who might be annoyed by any weight loss talk if you have an eating disorder, and what those things can cause – and I suggest it doesn’t. must be the program for you.

“But the majority of people in the program, active communities, walk – we’ve turned on the lights on the GAA field so people have somewhere to exercise at night.”

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