How to Turn Obesity Professionals Into Allies: Navigating Misconceptions and Underlying Interests to Find Common Ground in Eating Disorders Prevention

With all the attention to obesity, eating disorders often seem lost in the discussion. Why is this? Obesity professionals don’t understand how preventing eating disorders will help them achieve their own goals, too often leading to misguided efforts placing undue focus on children's body shape and size. But we can change this. By using basic principles from the field of strategic negotiation, we can navigate their misconceptions about eating disorders and uncover the many underlying interests we share.  This session will provide an overview of our many common interests and equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to turn obesity professionals into allies in eating disorders prevention.