This episode is part of our mini-series on Weight-Neutral Wellbeing (WNW). Elizabeth Tingle and Dana Fulwiler talk with Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew about how to apply a weight-neutral approach to health education and promotion. We discuss concerns with weight-centric health promotion and strategies on how to make a cultural shift towards more inclusive health messages. Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew is a Registered Psychologist and Professor at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research has focused on the prevention and treatment of eating and weight-related issues, as well as school-based prevention programs.
- Learn more about Dr. Russell-Mayhew's work, as well as the Body Image Lab.
- Join the Comprehensive School Health Hub to find resources on school-based health promotion.
- Listen to episodes on school-based health promotion on The Podclass
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