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NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host a Graduate Colloquium from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on “Obesity Across the Lifespan.” The colloquium will take place in Room 100 of Cole Hall. Presenters: Adolfo Ariza, research associate professor of pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine “Infant Weight Gain and Obesity...
Shumei Yun, chronic disease epidemiologist with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, will visit NIU at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, to talk on the state of childhood obesity. The lecture, which takes place in McMurry Hall 106, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the NIU PI Academy...
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Weight Watchers will hold an open house at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Blackhawk Annex Room of the Holmes Student Center. Visitors can experience Weight Watchers and the added convenience and support of meetings in the workplace. Registration will be available. For more information, call the Employee Assistance Program at (815) 753-9191.
Staci Lawrence (left) as Darcy and Deidra Edwards as Lydia in "Disfigured." Photo courtesy Dialogue Heavy Pictures.
From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type. In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image? Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and...