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WEBINAR: Health for Every Body--Making Peace with Our Bodies and Our Food

Incorporating the latest research, this presentation will explore the social, political, economic and scientific foundations of the War on Obesity. The philosophical and scientific basis of an alternative, evidence-based approach for helping people with weight- and eating-related concerns to improve their self-care, self-esteem and health will be introduced, as well as implications for worksite programming.

3/20/2014
When: Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
Available on-demand for members.
Presenter: Jonathan Robison, PhD, MS
Contact: National Wellness Institute
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Health for Every Body: Making Peace with Our Bodies and Our Food

Presenter: Jonathan Robison, PhD, MS
Original Air Date: March 20, 2014

 

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Webinar Description
Governments and health organizations around the world have declared “war” on the epidemic of obesity. Acceptable body weight standards have been repeatedly lowered so that two-thirds of the American population is now considered to be overweight and in need of treatment. Yet, there is no evidence that any of these treatments is effective and there is growing concern about negative consequences. As a result children, women of all sizes and increasing numbers of men suffer from an intense fear of fat that plays havoc with their self-esteem and promotes disordered eating and exercise behavior. Incorporating the latest research, this presentation will explore the social, political, economic, and scientific foundations of the War on Obesity. The philosophical and scientific basis of an alternative, evidence-based approach for helping people with weight- and eating-related concerns to improve their self-care, self-esteem, and health will be introduced, as well as implications for worksite programming.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • critique the scientific foundations and efficacy of current approaches to helping people with weight-related concerns.
  • discuss the economic, social, political, and health consequences of the War on Obesity.
  • describe the philosophical foundations and major components and of a Health-Centered approach for helping people with weight-related concerns.

About Jonathan Robison, PhD, MS
Jonathan Robison holds a doctorate in health education/exercise physiology and a master of science in human nutrition from Michigan State University, where he is adjunct assistant professor. Dr. Robison presents frequently at national and international conferences and has authored many articles on health-related topics. As former co-editor of the journal Health At Every Size, he has been helping people with weight and eating-related concerns for more than 20 years.

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