The Weight Stigma and Social Justice SIG (formerly known as Health at Every Size) represents a multidisciplinary group of professionals who work in research, practice, educational, and advocacy venues to end weight discrimination. We seek to further understand the impact and significance of weight stigma in the development and treatment of individuals with eating disorders, and we work to promote treatment, education, science and an evidence base for eating disorders that is grounded in a social justice framework and recognizes underrepresented voices.
Updated Spring 2017
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Research - Select articles/chapters:
Bacon, L., & Aphramor, L. (2011). Weight science: Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift. Nutrition Journal, 10, 9. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-9
Calogero R.M., Tylka T.L., & Mensinger, J.L. (2016). Scientific weightism: A view of mainstream weight stigma research through a feminist lens. In T-A. Roberts, N. Curtin, L. Cortina, and L. E. Duncan (Eds.), Best Practices on Building a Psychological Science of Gender. New York, NY: Springer.
Fothergill, E., Guo, J., Howard, L., Kerns, J. C., Knuth, N. D., Brychta, R., Chen, K. Y., Skarulis, M. C., Walter, M., Walter, P. J. and Hall, K. D. (2016), Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition. Obesity, 24, 1612–1619. doi:10.1002/oby.21538
Mensinger, J.L., Calogero, R.M., Stranges, S., & Tylka, T.L. (2016). A weight-neutral versus a weight-loss approach to health and well-being in women with high BMI: A randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 105, 364-374. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.06.006 (PMID: 27289009)
Tomiyama, A. J., Hunger, J. M., Nguyen-Cuu, J., & Wells, C. (2016). Misclassification of cardiometabolic health when using body mass index categories in NHANES 2005-2012. International Journal of Obesity. doi:10.1038/ijo.2016.17
Tylka, T. L., Annunziato, R. A., Burgard, D., Danielsdottir, S., Shuman, E., Davis, C., & Calogero, R. M. (2014). The weight-inclusive versus weight-normative approach to health: Evaluating the evidence for prioritizing well-being over weight loss. Journal of Obesity, 2014(Article ID 983495), 983495. doi:10.1155/2014/983495
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Academy for Eating Disorders