A big part of incorporating nutrition into medical visits is expanding the lens to not only including nutrition. And to redefine and expand what nutrition even means. All of these visits have one thing in common: decentralizing weight from the discussion.
There are lots of different resources to expand this knowledge base. The aim is to promote eating for joy and well-being based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs and pleasure — not weight control. I’m including a few of my favorites below.
- Poodle Science (3 min video)
- Lynn Hurdle Price TEDX video The Mirror (7 min video)
- Suddenly my Body – Ted Talk by Eve Ensler (13 min video)
- podcast episode: Body Justice for Clinicians from Light Up the Couch (1 hour episode)
- The Body is Not an Apology – Sonya Renee Taylor (book)
- Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia – Sabrina Strings (book)
- ASDAH – the Association for Size Diversity and Health
- upcoming virtual conference 6/11/22
- HAES curriculum and modules
- note: The HAES curriculum has been a helpful springboard for many. I do want to acknowledge what has recently come to light regarding the author of the book Health at Every Size (Lindo Bacon) and the harm they have caused – more on that here.
Please note, this is my no means an exhaustive list. This is the beginning of a much longer blog post that I will continue to update and reference for years to come!