Dr. Debora Burgard, 2012 Keynote speaker for NAAFA 2nd HAES Summit

Health At Every Size ® Pioneer Dr. Debora Burgard, PhD to be 2012 Keynote Speaker for NAAFA’s 2nd HAES Summit. Address explores the problems with the current public health approaches that target weight loss rather than health and social justice.
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May 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Foster City, CA - NAAFA is honored to announce that Dr. Debora Burgard, PhD is the Keynote Speaker for the 2012 NAAFA HAES Summit being held on Monday, August 6th at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel in Millbrae, California.  To learn more and register for the summit, go to: http://www.naafaonline.com/naafasummit2012/    

Dr. Burgard’s keynote presentation, entitled, “Your Problem with My Body is a Problem for My Health: Promoting Peace in the War on the Fat,” will explore the problems with the current public health approaches that target weight loss rather than health and social justice. Join NAAFA for this thought provoking and interactive summit presentation.

Dr. Burgard is an internationally-known expert in her field. Her many accomplishments include creating the www.bodypositive.com website, co-writing Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, and contributing to several major anthologies, including Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders, Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, and The Fat Studies Reader (all available through Amazon).   She was recently inducted as a Fellow into the Academy for Eating Disorders, where she co-chairs the HAES Special Interest Group and co-authored its “Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs.”  She serves on the Public Policy Committee of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and is an Advisory Board member for NAAFA.

Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provides fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.

On the web: http://www.naafa.org

For more information contact:
Peggy Howell, Public Relations Director, NAAFA
email: pr@naafa.org
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