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School of Public Health
School of Public Health

University of Washington School of Public Health

Weight and Wellness Speaker Series, April 8 - May 19, 2015

As public health and science advance, our understanding of health and wellness goes beyond the mere measure of waistlines and weight. In these lectures, the topic of body and size is approached with consideration to socioeconomic structures, nutritional disparity in food sources, brain chemistry, environmental influences, and more, showing us that for human health it is not always our conventional wisdom that holds the most weight.

April 8 - Michael Pollan
Our National Eating Disorder
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

April 14 - Adam Drewnowski
Obesity and Poverty: Linking Food, Health, and Incomes
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

April 21 - Shiriki Kumanyika
30 Years of the Obesity Epidemic and Counting
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

April 30 - Regina Benjamin
Advice from America’s Doctor
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

May 5 - Bruce Blumberg
Obesogens: How Chemical Exposure May Cause Obesity
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

May 13 - Ellen Schur
Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?
6:30pm, Kane Hall, Rm 130

May 19 Kathy Najimy
Women and Body Image
6:30 pm, Kane Hall, Room 130

All lectures are free and open to the public. To ensure a seat, you must register in advance. Standby seating will be offered but a seat cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.