Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 10.03.41 AMWinona State University will host “Making Parents Responsible for Childhood Obesity: Obesity Scientists’ Construction of the Capable Parent” with Jaleh McCormack at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Oak Rooms in Kryzsko Commons.

McCormack will examine how scientific texts portray parents as capable of controlling their children’s body shape and/or weight. She will also explore the role parents play in the childhood obesity “epidemic.”

McCormack is a PhD Candidate at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. She has published articles in key journals and collections related to children, health education and embodiment.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, the Nursing Department, and the Global Studies and World Languages Department.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email April Herndon at

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