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Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD

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Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD

Joanne is a nationally recognized registered dietitian. She is a Cooperative Extension nutrition education specialist, lecturer in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and founding co-director of the Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley. She has done research on a wide-variety of topics in the public eye including childhood obesity, how income affects diet, children’s body image and weight discrimination among young people. More recently, she has promoted the adoption of "size acceptance," an approach to the treatment of obesity that emphasizes health promotion rather than weight loss.

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