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Family body talk, wellbeing and eating attitudes

25 June 2020

The purpose of this project is to increase our understanding of how families discuss body weight, shape and appearance, and if/how this relates to young people’s (aged 18-25 years) wellbeing, eating attitudes and kindness towards themselves. We are particularly interested in understanding these aspects within the context of COVID-19/Coronavirus, which has changed many day-to-day routines and impacted upon the time young people are spending at home and in the company of their families.


  • Aged 18-25 years old.

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by Loughborough University Ethical Approvals (Human Participants) Sub-Committee (June 2020; REF: 2020-1646-1402).

About the researcher

This study is being conducted by Dr Hannah White (Lecturer in Psychology) and Dr Carolyn Plateau (Senior Lecturer in Psychology) from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

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