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Advertising’s toxic effect on eating and body image

March 18, 2015 — People often claim to ignore advertisements, but the messages are getting through on a subconscious level, pioneering author and ad critic Jean Kilbourne told an audience at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health on March 3,…

NCAA highlights teaching case on eating disorders among college athletes

A new teaching case developed by the STRIPED program (Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health exploring issues around eating disorders among college athletes was chosen by the NCAA Sport Science Institute as part of…

Accentuating the positive

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] It’s an all too common scene: A girl looks at a photo in a fashion magazine and compares the model’s thin, airbrushed figure to her own rounder shape. She tells her friend, “I am so fat. I hate…

Combatting obesity with mindful eating

“You fold a tiny raisin into your hand, perhaps thinking about the journey it made to reach you, farmers planting seeds, nature providing water...” In a July 13, 2012 blog on the Huffington Post, writer Amy Spies tries out the mindful eating…

New strategies needed for preventing eating disorders

August 6, 2013 — The U.S. health care system needs more trained professionals and prevention specialists to take on the often overlooked―and sometimes deadly―issue of eating disorders. “Eating disorders need to be higher up on the public health agenda,” said S. Bryn Austin,…