Call for papers – Health at Every Size UK Fat Studies Seminar – 7-8 November 2011

Health at Every Size UK [HAES UK] Fat Studies Seminar
Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November 2011
Call for Papers

The School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, is pleased to host a Fat Studies seminar on behalf of HAES UK.

 HAES stands for “Health At Every Size”. It is an approach to health that does not pursue the goal of a particular body weight, but rather concentrates on what health benefits and improvements can practically be achieved for individuals. Typically, following HAES includes size acceptance, listening to internal body signals and taking care of the body with nutritious varied eating and enjoyable exercise.

HAES has gained popularity in the last few years within the size acceptance movement as an alternative to dieting for larger people. It is promoted by a wide variety of people (including researchers and health care professionals) who have looked at the scientific literature and seen how the evidence supports a body-size-neutral approach to health. HAES is an approach that anyone can take, regardless of their size. Society’s relentless promotion of an “ideal” body shape affects everyone, and thus everyone can benefit from an approach to health that is size-accepting. More information is available here.

 Academics, clinicians and other practitioners or performers are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the November seminar. Deadline for submission of Abstracts: Wednesday 14th September 2011

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words. Please add the name and contact details for the lead author and a brief biography for each author.

Submit Abstracts to: diversity@soas.ac.uk Please include “HAES UK Abstract” in your email title.

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