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Research, Well at Work

How should we be talking about weight in schools?

Listen to "How should we be talking about weight in schools? ft. Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew" on Spreaker. Schools aren’t immune to public discourses about weight loss and body image. In this episode, Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew debunks common practices part of “weight-loss culture” and discusses the need for shifting the narrative to one that focuses on wellness rather than illness within the school community.

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EdCan Network

The EdCan Network is the independent national organization with over 75,000 members working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.


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Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew

Research Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD, R. Psych., is a psychologist and Research Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.

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