In February, STRIPED Postdoctoral Research Award winner, Erica Kenney, and STRIPED trainee, Morgan Redman, will be presenting, “Are K-12 Schools Hurting Obese Students? A Qualitative Study of U.S. Classroom Teachers and Weight Bias,” a talk on the harmful environment created by weight stigma in schools. Please join STRIPED on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 12:30-1:20pm in Kresge room 204 to learn more about their provocative findings.

Please join STRIPED in welcoming Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed expert on addictions, gender issues, and the media, to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 3:30-5pm in Kresge G-2. Dr. Kilbourne will be presenting, “Falling in Love with Food,” a talk examining the food industry’s deliberate exploitation of food addictions and the effects of media on body image and eating disorders in both men and women across the age spectrum. Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and critical public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs.

Join STRIPED in Spring 2015 for a talk by Phillippa Diedrichs, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Dr. Diedrichs will be presenting “Large Scale Dissemination of Eating Disorders Prevention in the European Union,” a talk on her trailblazing academic-corporate partnership with Dove to disseminate evidence-based eating disorders prevention programs on a massive scale throughout Europe. Please join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 12:30p-1:20p in Kresge room 204 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.