Effectively Communicating About Weight and Health
National Eating Disorders Association and STOP Obesity Alliance
Hosted by the NYC Campus of Pace University
April 2, 2010, 8:30am Registration, 9:00 - 11:00am Panel Discussion
One Pace Plaza, New York, NY, Multi-purpose Room on the B Level (enter the building on 3 Spruce Street, between Nassau and Gold Streets)
Open to the general public. Registration is free, space limited.
How should we be talking about weight, size and health?
Are we missing the mark?
Join our impressive panelists, a unique mixture of leaders from the media, communications, eating disorders and obesity fields. Increasing public concern about the rise in obesity has led to societal confusion about what's healthy and has created an unrealistic pressure to be thin. Coming together for the first time, this panel will make recommendations on how to effectively and responsibly communicate the connections between health and weight to the public. This roundtable will also address current perception, dialogue and images in media and entertainment which may be resulting in an increase of body image issues, eating disordered behaviors and obesity.