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Sharon Akabas

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S. Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
M.S. Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition
Ph.D. Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition

Scholarly Interests

Nutrition education of the consumer
Effects of exercise on metabolism
Interaction of nutrition science and policy

Selected Publications

HBSV 4011: Women and weight, eating problems and body image

An intense, two-week short course held in the summer. This course for students and practitioners examines the psychological, sociological, physiological, and nutritional issues related to weight, eating disorders, body image and cultural messages as they relate to women. Potential interventions are also examined. The issues will be discussed using case material, films, and the current research literature. Taught by a licensed psychologist and a nutritionist.