WA Academy Virtual Series: THE WEIGHT OF WEIGHT BIAS IN NUTRITION EDUCATION
- Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Details:THE WEIGHT OF WEIGHT BIAS IN NUTRITION EDUCATION
June 2, 2020 @ 12 pm PT
Speaker: Jessi Peterson, MS, RD, CDE
Weight loss. We read about the “benefits” in journals and guidelines but what if encouraging weight loss is making our clients sicker? The current literature shows that recommending “eat less and exercise more” negatively impacts patient outcomes by causing metabolic dysregulation and stigmatization, less patient engagement, and decreased motivation for change. Approaching education from a weight neutral perspective allows RDNs to discuss health in morally neutral terms and empowers patients to consider sustainable behaviors.
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