Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 26-30: Teaching Kids the Truth

BEDA’s annual online event, Weight Stigma Awareness Week, is September 26-30. The 2016 theme, Teaching Kids the Truth, will revolve around kids’ perceptions of weight bias and body image, and include personal narratives from adults discussing why it’s important to model healthy behaviors around developing minds and bodies. Some of the featured events include: Podcast hosted by Aaron Flores, […]

Body Image and Weight Stigma

Photo of Amrie DeFrates, RD

By Amrie DeFrates, RD Weight stigma – the discrimination against body types that fall outside of society’s ideal, is vastly important in discussing the body image – the personal perception of one’s body. Weight stigma is a culturally created concept that perpetuates assumptions, and therefore discrimination and prejudices against those who do not fit the “ideal” […]

The Basics of BED: Binge Eating Disorder Workshop

The Basics of BED, BEDA 2016 workshop

Do you struggle with binge eating disorder (BED)? Are you wondering how to support a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with BED? Are you a professional who is new to addressing this issue or who would like to learn more about how to talk with clients about BED? Join The Basics of […]