As someone who was pretty heavy as a kid, I think about the way I would have reacted back then [to the Strong4Life campaign]. I really don’t like the billboards about missing out on a childhood, looking bad, etc. I think that because of these ads a lot of people will start obsessing over their weight at a younger age, when maybe they should focus on healthier lifestyle changes instead. Because I may have weighed 125 pounds at age nine, but I could have certainly out-swam my fellow fourth graders!
— Kate Summers (right, now 16) with Virginia Sole-Smith (left, Kate’s cousin/big fan)