the HAES® files: History of the Health At Every Size® Movement—The Early 1990s (Part 3)

Health At Every Size® Blog

by Barbara Altman Bruno, Ph.D., LCSW

In response to requests from our readers, the Health At Every Size Blog is honored to reprint Barbara Altman Bruno’s history of the HAES movement. Most of the installments of this history have been previously published in ASDAH member newsletters. This post is Part Three in a series.

The early 1990s looked bad for diet programs and products, and good for the developing anti-diet movement–a term possibly coined by Overcoming Overeating’s Carol Munter in response to a press query.

Canadian Donna Ciliska, responding to the recommendations by Susan and Wayne Wooley in “Should Obesity Be Treated at All?”1, created a psycho-educational, non-dieting program to heal weight-loss obsession in fat women. Her book, Beyond Dieting (New York: Brunner-Mazel) was published in 1990.

Jaclyn Packer’s dissertation, Barriers to Health Care Utilization: The Effect of the Medical Stigma of “Obesity” on Women, was accepted by…

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