WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

Is your client’s fear of food, carbs and eating normal…or disordered eating?

Is your client’s fear of food, carbs and eating normal…or disordered eating? How does weight bias influence our recognition of eating disorders in patients with type 2 diabetes? How can we support our patients with a thorough, affirming, weight-neutral assessment? In her talk, “Clearing the...

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The Risk of Developing an Eating Disorder Knows No Age Limits

How can you identify disordered eating and eating disorders in older adults with diabetes and help them create positive self-care changes? In her talk,“Identifying Disordered Eating in the Older Adult,” Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, will discuss how to provide diabetes and eating disorder care in...

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What is The Best Way to Talk with Clients About Diabetes and Diet Culture?

What is The Best Way to Talk with Clients About Diabetes and Diet Culture? A conversation with Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDCES, co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating, co-founder of WN4DC Symposium, and author of five mindful eating books. Q: What is the best way to talk to our...

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​Not sure how to talk to your clients about their relationship with movement?

Not sure how to talk to your clients about their relationship with movement? We know that physical activity is an important part of diabetes care, but how can you create a healthy, easy relationship with movement in a world that encourages that relationship to be unhealthy and difficult? In her...

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Worried that your clients with gestational diabetes might fall victim to diet culture?

Worried that your clients with gestational diabetes might fall victim to diet culture? Registered dietitians have skills to help their clients foster healthy relationships with food and body. You might be wondering how you can specifically leverage those skills when working with clients who have...

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Understanding how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare

Understanding how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare It is easy to say, "I understand how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare." Yet, finding an objective way to measure your understanding is difficult. This void is why in 2018, a group of HAES professionals created the...

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​What is WN4DC?

What is WN4DC? WN4DC.com is a consumer website for clients who are new to HAES and are curious about stepping out of diet culture. If you haven't had a chance to explore the WN4DC website, why not take a few minutes and orient yourself to the many, many resources that are available. Here are...

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Helping bariatric surgery patients embrace a weight neutral approach to diabetes care

Helping bariatric surgery patients embrace a weight neutral approach to diabetes care It might seem challenging to apply Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) principles in bariatric surgery patients who have extensive histories of disordered eating and possible disconnection with...

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​How can you help your clients embrace “normal eating”?

How can you help your clients embrace “normal eating”? In a culture full of dieting messages, rules and pseudo nutrition science, how can we normalize eating for patients with diabetes? How can you help your clients understand that eating and being hungry is a normal experience? In her talk...

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11 Tools for Professionals Using Weight Neutral Diabetes Care

11 Tools for Professionals Using Weight Neutral Diabetes Care Looking for some resources to make it easier to talk about weight neutral diabetes care? While this isn't an exhaustive list, these eleven will get you started! Not sure where to start your journey? Consider the book Diabetes...

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