Understanding the Relationship between Eating Disorders, Religion, and Spirituality

Understanding the Relationship between Eating Disorders, Religion, and Spirituality

Religion, spirituality, food, and eating behaviors can be important sociocultural factors that are often incorporated to create a person’s social and cultural identity.1 For example, religious observances such as Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and Lent require practitioners to alter their eating behaviors for the duration of the observance.2 Most commonly, practitioners engage in fasting or restrictive…

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

As of 2020, 80% of dieticians identify as white, 6% as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Black, and 5% Asian (American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This lack of diversity among dieticians has led to the dominance of Eurocentric messaging regarding certain foods and diets, as well as overall health. Nutrition guidelines often do not…

Dr. Rachel W. Goode Receives the 2023 SSWR Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award

Dr. Rachel W. Goode Receives the 2023 SSWR Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award

Every year, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) recognizes outstanding researchers for their contributions to the social work field. Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Living F.R.E.E. Lab, Dr. Rachel W. Goode, is among the 2023 SSWR award recipients and was given the Deborah K. Padgett Early Achievement Award.  The SSWR Deborah…

Eating Disorders in the Black Community: A Conversation with Roland Martin Unfiltered

Eating Disorders in the Black Community: A Conversation with Roland Martin Unfiltered

On December 12, Dr. Goode was honored to have the opportunity to have a conversation with Roland Martin and his panel about eating disorders in Black Americans. Check out the conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4fHIDcajd0 If you believe you have an eating disorder and would like additional support, contact the NEDA Hotline or find a therapist in…