Friedman Speaker Series: Kendrin Sonneville

"Promoting Health Without Harming: Using Weight Inclusive Nutrition to Prevent Eating Disorders and Reduce Weight Stigma"

Abstract

This talk will provide an overview of the relationship between weight stigma, disordered eating, and health. Dr. Sonneville will present findings of her own work on body satisfaction, weight perception, weight terminology, weight stigma, and disordered eating and will discuss the clinical and public health practice implications of this work. The talk will include examples of "weight normative" approaches to health promotion that are common in the nutrition field (both clinical and public health) and will include a discussion of the potential risks associated with these approaches. Dr. Sonneville will then introduce the concept of "weight inclusivity" as an alternative framework. The talk will end with a discussion of best practices related to preventing eating disorders and reducing weight stigma in health promotion efforts.

Bio

Dr. Sonneville is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Sonneville is a registered dietitian, behavioral scientist, and public health researcher whose research focuses on the prevention of eating disorders among children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Sonneville uses a weight-inclusive framework to study how to promote health and well-being without inadvertently increasing body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and weight stigma.

STARTS

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:15 PM

ENDS

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

LOCATION

Behrakis Auditorium
The Jaharis Center
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Hollis Gesen
Phone: 617-636-3998
E-mail: hollis.gesen@tufts.edu

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