Our event on weight bias and stigma with Dr. Rebecca Puhl from Yale’s Rudd Center on Thursday was a great success! Dr. Puhl addressed topics ranging from the utilization of stigmatizing images in public health campaigns, subsequent research discounting stigma as an effective tactic for addressing obesity and suggestions moving forward as public health professionals on how to avoid and address stigma in our work.
One valuable resource she shared with us was the Rudd Center’s new media gallery portraying obese persons in a positive light. Participants also engaged in lively discussions about this hot topic! Stay tuned for future speakers! Our next lunch event will be on May 1st.