Media Highlights

Media highlights by Dr. Ackard include appearing on television discussing issues such as preventing eating and body image disorders (2008 and 2009; Channel 17 civic TV), adolescent dating violence (2001; WCCO news) and managing holiday stress (2001; WCCO news), and in radio spots on topics such as eating disorders among adolescent males (2008; ReachMD XM157) and adolescent dating violence (2001; AP radio, CBS Newsradio, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), WCCO, KFAI, KSTP,  CGLB, KLIZ).

In addition, findings from her research studies have been disseminated online by,,,, and in print media nationwide by the Associated Press, and by USA Today (US and European editions), New York Post, St Paul Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and the Minnesota Daily.

She also provides information, opinions and opportunities for discussion on pressing media topics including adolescent mental health in the wake of tragedies or product releases such as age-body-appropriate dolls for girls that are designed to promote strength and involvement in a wide range of sports and activities.  Ackard media body image dolls