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CPED 573 Fat Studies & Health at Every Size

Content: Explores the interdisciplinary field of scholarship in Fat Studies that aims to debunk weight-centric misconceptions and countering mainstream narratives. Examines fat bias, fat shame and weight-based oppression as a social justice issue that intersects with other systems of oppression. Introduction to the paradigm of Health At Every Size, a weight-neutral approach to health promotion that emphasizes size diversity, intuitive eating, and joyful movement. HAES is also an important paradigm in working with people who experience disordered eating.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1 semester hour.