Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Learning to eat, The impact of the This Girl Can campaign on women's physical activity, Bisexuality

January 12th, 2016

Episode 466 of 721 episodes

Jane Garvey will be talking to Bee Wilson about her new book, First Bite: How We Learn To Eat. Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Bee explores how we form our food preferences and asks if fussy eaters are born or created. She looks at why so many of us are obsessed with sugar; and most importantly, whether it is possible to change your food habits at any age. A year ago today Sport England launched the This Girl Can advertising campaign to try to address the fact that 2 million fewer women were being active than men. Its aim was to encourage all women - irrespective of skill, fitness, size or how little time they have - to take up some sort of physical activity because it's fun and life enhancing. Jane speaks to the This Girl Can Campaign Manager, Tanya Joseph, to find out if it has been a success and to Andrea, who was inspired by the ads to be more active. And, Libby, Daniel and Holly share their experiences of bisexuality. Libby began by identifying as gay and going out with girls while for Daniel there was a great fear of bringing shame on his family. Holly, growing up in the pre-internet age, had no idea that there were other people who felt like her. Presenter Jane Garvey Producer Erin Riley.