Weighty Matters, A First-Ever Program with the National Eating Disorder Association and STOP Obesity Alliance

Pace University, New York, NY. The “Weighty Matters” roundtable was a first ever collaboration between the National Eating Disorders Association and STOP Obesity Alliance. The program panel, which consisted of experts and leaders from the media, communications, eating disorder and obesity fields, addressed current perception, dialogue and images in media and entertainment which may be resulting in an increase in body image issues, eating disordered behaviors and obesity. Recognizing that the organizations have complementary missions, the event was jointly developed by STOP, NEDA, The Obesity Society, and the Obesity Action Coalition. Representing TOS, Ted Kyle served on the organizing committee.

Special guest experts included Diana Williams, WABC-TV, Moderator; Emme, Model and Activist, NEDA Ambassador; Dr. Max Gomez, Medical Reporter, WCBS-TV; Kate Dailey, Health and Lifestyles Editor, Newsweek.com; Wendy Naugle, Deputy Editor, Glamour Magazine; Dr. Donna Ryan, President, The Obesity Society; Jen Drexler, Partner, Just Ask a Woman; Joe Nadglowski, Jr., President & CEO, Obesity Action Coalition; and, Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Past President, NEDA, also representing AED, IAEDP, and BEDA.