What Is Healthy Anyway?

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 07

5:30pm - 6:30pm EST



The term “healthy” is widely used yet the meaning of the term is as varied as the individuals who use it.  When it comes to nourishment, exercise, and body weight in particular, we’re bombarded with conflicting information making it very difficult to understand: “what is healthy anyway?” This presentation sheds light on common attitudes and beliefs about diet, exercise and weight and presents research to support a more nuanced understanding of health. Participants will broaden their thinking about health and well-being and will walk away with concrete strategies for balancing emotional and physical wellness.  


This talk will be presented by Melissa Gerson, LCSW, Founder and Clinical Director of Columbus Park Outpatient Center for Eating Disorders.  Melissa received her BA in psychology at Columbia University and her masters’ degree in social work at New York University. Melissa’s most relevant training includes a long list of acronyms, including CBT-E, ACT, SSCM, EXRP, FBI for ARFID, CBT-AR, DBT and her proudest achievement, a certification FBT (Family Based Treatment) through the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.  She regularly publishes educational pieces about eating disorders and related issues and presents on eating disorders throughout the country. Melissa and her team at Columbus Park are passionate about delivering evidence-based treatments with fidelity to treatment models, and with a focus on prompt and speedy movement through the therapy process.  An eating disorder should not be a life sentence.

Event Location

Virtual - Zoom