Linda Bacon, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized authority on topics related to nutrition, weight and health. A health professor and researcher, she holds graduate degrees in physiology, psychology, and exercise metabolism, with a specialty in nutrition, has conducted federally funded studies on diet and health, and is well-published in top scientific journals. She conducts powerful training seminars, helping people become change agents in six countries and around the U.S.
Linda's advocacy for Health at Every Size® has generated a large following on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, health and nutrition listservs and specialty blogs, and the international lecture circuit. She and her work are quoted regularly in national and international publications, with recent appearances in the New York Times, London's Sunday Times, ABC Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and magazines including Prevention, Glamour, Cooking Light, Newsweek, Fitness Magazine, Utne Reader, and National Geographic. Well known for her political and social commentary, Linda frequently guest posts on a wide variety of internet sites.
Her most recent book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, co-authored by Lucy Aphramor, a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health, has been acclaimed for changing the weight discourse world-wide. Her first book, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, called the "Bible" of the alternative health movement by Prevention Magazine and others, ranks consistently high in Amazon's health titles and consistently garners laudatory reviews. Bacon has a large fan following and is considered an icon in the alternative health and size acceptance communities.