Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Weight-Bearing Years: Eating Disorders and Body Image Despair in Adult Women

The majority of midlife women express dissatisfaction with their bodies. This webinar explores the reasons, implications for professionals, outreach, and prevention. CPEU available until November 21, 2012.

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Objectives:

Identify the range and pattern of eating disorders and body image despair currently seen in adult women

Appreciate how multiple sociocultural influences and the unique stressors of adult development contribute to body image issues and disordered eating in contemporary women

Develop effective clinical approaches to adult eating disorders, body image despair, and their impact on families

Distinguish the implications for prevention, outreach, and professional training