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Annie Koempel on the Ripple Effects of Disordered Eating

Episode: 30

In this episode, anthropologist and registered dietician Annie Koempel discusses her research on the sociality of eating behaviors in conversation with Gastronomica‘s Jaclyn Rohel. Drawing on her latest article, available in Gastronomica‘s Summer 2023 issue, Annie explains the differences between disordered eating, eating disorders, and dieting. Situating surveys and stories of eating behaviors within the broader phenomenon of food sharing, Annie describes how disordered eating can move between bodies.

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