Laing highlighted by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Faculty member Emma Laing is featured in a new video produced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that places a spotlight on members who are "making a great impact on the profession and their community."
Laing, a clinical professor and director of dietetics, discusses her passion for reducing weight stigma in the video that was shown at the opening session of the Academy's 2021 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™. FNCE® is the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts.
For the video, Laing was selected from over 100,000 credentialed practitioners in the United States and abroad to represent both the University of Georgia and registered dietitian nutritionists in the state.
"I am on a mission to reduce weight stigma, both in the classroom and in the profession at large," Laing said. "I aim to expand the breadth of knowledge with respect to nutrition and health ... and take the focus off weight as the sole marker of somebody's health."
To learn more about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, visit https://www.eatright.org/.