“We need to challenge the assumption that thinness is synonymous with health and adopt a more holistic and weight-inclusive view of health.”
—Kelsey Rose, Master’s Student in Nutritional Sciences
Celebrating Diversity and Stewarding Resources
Even if we all ate the same food, had access to the same resources, slept the same amount, lived in the same environment, and performed the same amount of physical activity each day, we would still be surrounded by people with a range of different body types and sizes. Michigan Public Health researchers are helping us understand more and more about our bodies, the food environments we inhabit, and the global environment that must sustain our population’s nutritional needs.