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Obesity Is Not the Problem: De-Stigmatizing Higher Weights in the Care of Children and Adolescents

A Part of SunCloud's Continuing Education Series of Events

Obesity Is Not the Problem: De-Stigmatizing Higher Weights in the Care of Children and Adolescents
Presented by: Rebekah Fenton, MD, MPH, FAAP
December 14, 2023

Obesity and related stigma have a direct impact on the practice of psychological care. Weight stigma from family members, peers via bullying, healthcare providers, or society at large through media and social media messaging can negatively impact an adolescent’s mental health, leading to low self-esteem and even diagnosed conditions, like anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia. It can also significantly impact physical health by contributing to the development or worsening of eating disorders. This CME will focus on weight-neutral medical practice and will educate psychological and psychiatric providers to not only prevent further harm to patients at higher weights, but also promote healing around weight-related mental and physical health challenges.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Rebekah Fenton MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Rebekah Fenton MD, MPH, FAAP (she/her) is a general pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. She is an emerging leader in health-equity focused medicine through her passionate care for marginalized youth, speaking and writing-based advocacy, and innovative leadership.

  • Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Alivio Medical Center
  • Fellowship & Master of Public Health, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & Northwestern University
  • BA in Human Biology, Stanford University
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania; Residency in Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Featured Author, The Washington Post, Forbes, Newsweek, & More

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Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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