Weight Inclusive Health Science
Presented by Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, PhD Scholar
Members - Free
1 CE for Dietitians provided by The Center for Mindful Eating
Evidence is limited for the feasibility and effectiveness of long term weight loss. Despite this lack of evidence, weight loss still continues to be recommended to manage a range of health conditions.
In contrast to weight-loss approaches to health, weight inclusive approaches to health focus on strategies to enhance health without intentionally pursuing weight change. These weight inclusive approaches are more feasible and shown to be effective in promoting long term health benefits.
This program will present the scientific evidence for weight-neutral lifestyle approaches and highlight the 'active ingredients' in weight loss studies to show what's actually 'doing the work' when weight loss takes the credit.
- Identify the characteristics of a weight inclusive health enhancement program
- Differentiate weight-neutral factors from weight-centric factors in lifestyle interventions
- Recall health outcomes related to weight-neutral health behaviors
Fiona Willer is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian who combines academic research, university lecturing and public speaking with creating professional development resources and training for health professionals through her business, Health Not Diets.
Her research areas are dietetic private practice benchmarking, inter-professional learning and the integration of weight neutral lifestyle approaches (including Health at Every Size® and the Non-Diet Approach) into the practice of health professionals, particularly dietitians.
Creator of the innovative Unpacking Weight Science professional development podcast, Fiona has great enthusiasm for both interrogating weight research and overusing food and eating metaphors in everyday life.
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This program offers 1 CE for Dietitians
The Center for Mindful Eating is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.