Episode 15: When is a diet not a diet? Health at Every Size and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Dietitians and nutrition professionals can feel like the ‘nutrition baby’ is being thrown out with the ‘diet bathwater’ when learning about the Non-Diet Approach, HAES and Intuitive Eating. Many wonder, if I can’t tell people what to eat, what is left? Is there any point to dietitians? Do I just forget all my medical nutrition therapy knowledge? This existential crisis is a consequence of nutrition-related professions identifying with their key expertise being in weight management. This episode sorts the ‘therapeutic wheat’ from the ‘fatphobic chaff’ to offer an alternative perspective on your professional identity.
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Supporting materials (further reading, commentary and self-test quiz) and podcast link for Episodes 15 of the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast.
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