Jeff’s new study on weight labeling and disordered eating was featured on Reuters!

Our postdoc, Jeff Hunger, recently published a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. It was the subject of a Reuters article published today, titled “Being called ‘fat’ in early teens tied to later eating disorders for girls.” In the article, Jeff discusses the implications of their findings and offers suggestions to counteract weight stigma and promote health. He says, “Quit the negative ‘fat talk,’ chronic dieting, and body shame. Recognize and appreciate all that your body can do for you and find eating and exercise habits that are sustainable and enjoyable.”