Stress & Eating: How Emotions Affect Eating and How Eating Affects Emotions

(Recorded 6/27/18)

About the Webinar

Stress levels are on the rise, and the relationship between stress and eating may be taking a toll on our health. During this session, the director of UCLA’s Dieting, Stress, and Health (DiSH) Lab will share some of her research team’s key findings regarding the effect of stress on eating, the effect of eating on stress, how “comfort foods” work, and how eating and drinking behaviors interact in the context of stress. Gaining a better understanding of how these processes work can inform both nutrition education and future research on eating behavior.

About the Presenter

A. Janet Tomiyama, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Tomiyama is an associate professor of psychology at UCLA. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Cornell University before attaining a master’s and PhD in social psychology, with a minor in health psychology, from UCLA.