Archive for August, 2021

Jane to attend Yale for Graduate School!

In the DiSH Lab, Jane worked on the LOOSE study and conducted her food studies minor capstone project with Dr. T as a mentor. Jane described joining the DiSH Lab as “one of the best decisions I made in college,” because she gained valuable research and leadership skills, as well as discovered her interest in […]

Dr. T discusses weight-loss ads and body shaming on USA Today!

In the article, “Weight-loss businesses face a dilemma: Would encouraging Americans to lose weight be a form of body shaming?,” several authors discuss their views on Pinterest’s recent ban of weight-loss ads. Dr. Tomiyama notes that while this is a step in the right direction, the ban doesn’t go far enough, as influencers likely play […]

Dr. T shares her expertise on body image and negative self-talk in the Washington Post!

The Washington Post article “Do you put yourself down? Here’s how to treat yourself with kindness,” describes how widespread negative self-talk is today, with input from various researchers on how to subside it. Dr. T shares the finding that those with more negative body images tend to also have higher anti-fat attitudes. Click here to […]