All Sizes Fit
April 17-21, 2017
More events from campus partners including free Group X classes at the REC, a healthy breakfast from the Duck Nest, and a nutrition workshop on snacking, can be found on the UO Calendar!
Monday, April 17
All Sizes Fit Art Gala
EMU Crater Lake Room
Art show with student submissions for the All Sizes Fit theme. Come view and support student art, celebrate our bodies, and enjoy snacks!
Tuesday, April 18
EMU Swindells Room
A panel of LGBTQIA+ identified students will be sharing their personal stories relating to body positivity and self-love, and discussing issues of body image within the LGBTQIA+ community. Lunch will be served at this event.
Wednesday, April 19
All Sizes Fit Speaker: Lori Allen, PhD
Psychologist and yoga instructor Lori Allen, PhD will be presenting about the pressures associated with body image and the negative impacts of weight stigma. This presentation will be centered around the inclusive, respectful values of the Health at Every Size philosophy.
All Sizes Fit Philosophy
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign at the University of Oregon that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body."
All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:
- Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
- Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer. Smile to yourself as you remember all your positive assets.
- Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.
Health at Every Size (HAES)
All Sizes Fit embraces the Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of on weight loss. Active people are much healthier than sedentary people, regardless of weight (Bacon, 2008 & Blair et al., 1993). Instead of dieting or other weight loss-based approaches, HAES encourages people to adopt health habits for the sake of health and well-being.
Health at Every Size Principles are:
1. Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
2. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.
3. Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
4. Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
5. Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.