#24 – The Stigma of Body Image and Disordered Eating Habits in South Asian Communities with Fareeha Jay, RD (@Dietitian_FareehaJay)

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In this episode, we have a special guest Fareeha Jay, or known as Dietitian_FareehaJay on social media! In this episode Fareeha discusses the stigma and lack of awareness of body image issues and disordered eating habits in South Asian Communities as she has seen for herself in her consultations as a dietitian who is culturally educated in South Asian Diets herself. Fareeha Jay is an anthropologist turned Dietitian based in Plymouth. She has been working as a Diabetes Specialist in the NHS for the last 5 years. Delivering educational sessions to people newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Fareeha has a specialist interest in South Asian diets and provides specialist advice to South Asians across the globe. She is extremely passionate about providing the best available nutrition advice to the people with South Asian background which is what led her to develop the South Asian Eatwell Guide. She has expertise in healthy eating and sustainable diets for ethnic minority groups. She is also a dietitian with a high social media profile and uses evidence-based nutrition to support communication messages to the public, again focusing on ethnic minority groups, regularly featuring in print, broadcast, and social media. She has the experience of conducting talks and workshops to community groups organisations and schools on varied topics. Some of her recent work entailed talks on sustainable eating, planetary diet , immune optimisation, and healthy eating on a budget. She has developed the South Asian Eatwell Guide which is now widely being used in many NHS trusts and various charity organisations. Find and work with Fareeha in:
Website: www.FareehaJay.com
Social: https://www.instagram.com/dietitian_fareehajay/
South Asian Eatwell Guide PDF link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EYIayELlFnobDI2bTwUF3jZBHBJu549o/view?usp=share_link

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