CO-SPONSORED EVENT | The Role of Weight Bias on Health Outcomes

February 1, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“The Role of Weight Bias on Health Outcomes”

Fatima Stanford

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA is an obesity medicine physician scientist, educator, and policymaker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a national and international sought-after expert in obesity medicine who bridges the intersection of medicine, public health, policy, and disparities.

Dr. Stanford will explore the deleterious impact of weight bias on the impact on the health outcomes of the population. She will ascertain how health professionals harbor implicit and explicit bias and will evaluate strategies that medical organizations have taken to fight weight bias.

Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems. Food Literacy for All is free and open to the public.

The winter 2022 course begins on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or find more information here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall

Speaker schedule:
Jan 11: Margot Finn, Winona Bynum, Lilly Fink Shapiro
Jan 18: Emily Contois
Jan 25: Marilyn Wann and Chef Fresh
Feb 1: Fatima Stanford
Feb 8: Marcus Coleman and Angela Chalk
Feb 15: Priya Fielding-Singh
Feb 22: Hi’ilei Hobart
March 8: Deanna Belleny
March 15: Ashanté Reese and Malik Yakini
March 22: Savala Nolan
March 29: Small Grocer Panel
April 5: TBD
April 12: Fast Food for Thought
April 19: Final Food Literacy class


Food Literacy for All is hosted by the UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. The 2022 course is supported by the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, the Residential College, the School of Public Health’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Taubman Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the Department of American Culture, and the Department of Anthropology.