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Let's Talk About Weight Inclusivity: A Panel Discussion

  • Monday, July 27, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Webinar| Professional: Free, Personal $20, Public $20


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Moderated by Dana Notte MS, RD, CD

With special guests Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDCES, Michelle May, M.D., CSP, Fiona Sutherland, APD, Lynn Rossy, PhD, Health Psychologist 

Monday, July 27, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 pm EDT

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1.5 Continuing Education Credit Available for Dietitians

Can't attend in person? Registered participants will have access to the course within 1-2 business days after the course has ended.

About the Event

It is the position of TCME that mindful eating is inherently a weight inclusive practice and that mindful eating for purposes of intentional weight loss is inconsistent with the spirit of mindful eating. Yet, mindful eating is often positioned in the popular press and even in the research literature as a practice compatible with and suitable for intentional weight loss. Undoubtedly, this leads to a lot of confusion among healthcare providers, clients, and mindfulness practitioners who aim to incorporate mindful eating into their teaching and into their lives. In an effort to resolve this discrepancy, TCME has invited 4 highly respected and experienced mindful eating professionals and teachers to discuss this topic of mindful eating and weight inclusivity further.

In this 90-minute panel discussion, our panelists will discuss why mindful eating is a weight inclusive practice and to use it as a weight-loss intervention is antithetical to the spirit of mindful eating; how to integrate mindful eating through a weight inclusive lens when working with clients with health conditions that would generally carry recommendations for weight loss; and some of the challenges and concerns that arise for teachers and practitioners of mindful eating who may feel called to be more weight inclusive but work with a population who desires weight loss.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why the pursuit of intentional weight loss is in conflict with the spirit of mindful eating. 

  • Discuss how to apply principles of weight inclusivity and mindful eating to work with clients with chronic health conditions for whom weight loss is often recommended. 

  • Identify perceived challenges that exist when transitioning to a weight inclusive practice and possible solutions for/responses to the challenges identified.

About the Moderator

Dana Notte is a non-diet dietitian and nutrition educator who aims to help people heal their relationship to food, body, and self through non-diet, weight-inclusive, and mindfulness-based approaches. She specializes in working with individuals seeking support to heal from chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Additionally, she actively presents at conferences and professional trainings on topics related to mindful eating and non-diet approaches to care.

Dana is now the owner of ThrivInspired Nutrition, a Burlington, VT based nutrition counseling practice offering individual in-person and virtual nutrition counseling services, group workshops and retreats, and community, corporate, and professional speaking services. Dana is also part-time faculty at the University of Vermont where she teaches in the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department.

Recognized as an expert in the field, Dana has been quoted in several major publications including TIME, Reader’s Digest, Health, and EatingWell.

Outside of her professional work, you can find Dana in her kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating new recipes, with her nose in a Lonely Planet book planning her next international adventure, practicing staying present on the mat at the yoga studio, or enjoying all that the outdoors of VT have to offer.

This program offers 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 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of both parts of this program.

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Columbia, MO 65205

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