The University of New Mexico (UNM) Department of Psychology presents Joe Nadglowski, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) president and CEO, in a talk, titled "Understanding Obesity: Weight Bias and Its Consequences," on Friday, April 4, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Dane Smith Hall room 125 on the UNM main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Recommended hourly paid ($1.75 per hour) parking is available in the Yale Parking Structure located east of Yale Blvd. and south of Lomas Blvd. All hourly parking is purchased using pay stations that accept VISA and Mastercard.

The OAC is a non-profit organization formed in 2005 dedicated to elevating and empowering those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support. A frequent speaker and author, Nadglowski has nearly 20 years of experience working in patient advocacy, public policy and education and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

“Weight bias penetrates every facet of life for individuals affected by the disease of obesity. Education, employment, healthcare and more are all areas where folks find themselves targeted by bias. Obesity is a complex disease, and weight bias often hinders an individual’s ability to take the necessary steps to improve their quality of health,” said Nadglowski.

“This will be a unique opportunity for us all to take a look at our own potential obesity biases and the damage they can cause,” said Jane Ellen Smith, chair, UNM Department of Psychology

For more information, visit: Obesity Action Council.

This event is sponsored by the UNM Department of Psychology.