Stress & Eating

Dr. Janet Tomiyama explains why weight bullying doesn't work

E67: Weight Bullying Backfires and Causes Harm

January 2020

Stigmatizing people based on factors such as race and sexual identity is being tolerated less and less. But what about stigmatizing people with issues that some believed are under personal control, such as use of drugs and alcohol or obesity? Can negative attitudes encourage people to change? Dr. Janet Tomiyama explains. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E67: Weight Bullying Backfires and Causes Harm »


Louise Metz on Weight Inclusive Medical Care

E71: Louise Metz on Weight Inclusive Medical Care

January 2020

Weight stigma, bias and discrimination can have very profound impacts on individuals. Medical settings are a place where there are real opportunities to make change and today's guest, Dr. Louise Metz is a change maker. She is passionate about providing weight-inclusive medical care, and committed to helping to change the paradigm surrounding the way we address weight and health. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E71: Louise Metz on Weight Inclusive Medical Care »


Combatting Weight Bias

E41: Combatting Weight Bias

June 2019

In an earlier podcast with Dr. Rebecca Puhl, she described the nature extent and impact of weight bias on the lives of individuals was described and clear and very moving ways. Dr. Puhl, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, and deputy director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, is a leading researcher and an agent for change on this important topic. She's kindly agreed to speak with us on this podcast on what might be done to prevent weight stigma when it does occur and how to reduce its impact. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E41: Combatting Weight Bias »