April 5-May 2, 2021

This guided Continuing Education Program provides 18 CPE from the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Learn in a supportive environment how a nonjudgmental approach to diabetes care improves blood sugars, reduces trauma, decreases health inequity and disordered eating.

Speaker Images from Track 1 2021 WN4DC Symposium

Track 1: Nuts & Bolts

Creating Weight Inclusive Movement for Diabetes Care Presented by Abby Chan, MS, RDN, RYT. This presentation asks, How can we create a weight inclusive movement practice?  Join us and explore understanding how to help your patients and clients with diabetes create a weight neutral movement practice.

The Well-Written Word: Crafting Weight-Neutral Content Presented by Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN.  This presentation asks, How can I make my communications weight neutral? Join us and explore how to communicate accurate information about diabetes prevention and management while focusing on behaviors, not weight.

Overview: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Diabetes with a HAES Perspective Presented by DeAun Nelson, ND. This presentation asks, How might weight stigma affect the pathophysiology of diabetes? Join us and explore how diabetes affects glucose control in the body.

The Nitty Gritty on GLP-1 Agonists & Their Role in Weight-Neutral Diabetes Care Presented by Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES,  This presentation asks how do you support clients’ use of GLP-1 agonists when they’re often promoted for weight-loss qualities? Join us and explore changing the paradigm in diabetes care: From weight loss focus to a glucose-lowering effect of GLP-1 medications.

Track 2: Health Equity

How Health Inequity and Fat Stigma are Experienced (If an interaction felt icky, it probably was!) Presented by Kimberly Dark. This presentation asks how can stigmatizing concepts be reframed using neutral language? Join us and explore how “body awareness, conscious relaxation, and a will to help others” be promoted in stigmatized people?

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences  Presented by Christine Cowart, MA, CARSS I.  This presentation asks, what ACEs and trauma are, and how they can impact a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar?  Join us and explore ways common trauma presents and how to recognize it in your clients.

Subterranean Racism in our Food System Presented by Alex AskewThis presentation asks, how is bias and constructs of racism affecting the health equity of BIPOC communities? Join us and explore what actions are necessary for changing our current food system to more fair and just for those needing it the most?

How Weight Biased Research Contributes to Health Inequity. Presented by Margit I. Berman, Ph.D.  This presentation asks, how does weight stigma and bias enter the research process? Join us and critique studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma, by identifying common sources of weight bias in the research process.

Track 3: Counseling

Counseling Options for Clients: From Books to Inpatient hospitalization  Presented by Nicole Patience MS RD LDN CDCES CEDRD.  This presentation asks, What are helpful client-centered books and social media-based resources to support recovery from disordered eating? Join us and explore whether a client requires more support than outpatient care alone, and how higher levels of care support recovery.

Normalizing the Common Human Experience of Eating Presented by Holly Paulsen RD, CEDRD-S, LD. This presentation asks What is the benefit of normalizing the experience of eating for clients with diabetes? Join us and explore self-compassion and its impact on eating and health behaviors.

Re-nourishing and Reclaiming Health After Bariatric Surgery.  Presented by Narmin Virani RDN.  This presentation asks can we help bariatric surgery patients with diabetes nourish and nurture their relationship with food? Join us and explore ways to work with patients who previously underwent weight loss surgery and are struggling with disordered eating and diabetes. 

Creating a Safe Container: Trauma-Informed Care for Diabetes Presented by Nikki Estep, MPH, RDN, LD, CDCES. This presentation asks how does trauma impacts a person’s physical and psychological well-being. Join us and explore how to offer compassionate and trauma-informed care to clients.

Track 4: Disordered Eating

Clearing the Clouds of Bias when Assessing for Eating Disorders in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Presented by Ashley Roehrig, MS, RDN, LDN. This presentation asks, how does weight bias influence our recognition of eating disorders in patients with Type 2 diabetes and how can we support our patients with a thorough, affirming weight-neutral assessment? Join us and explore atypical anorexia and restrict/binge cycle and related bias in healthcare resulting in misdiagnosis.

Preventing Disordered Eating with Gestational Diabetes Presented by McKenzie Caldwell, MPH, RDN. This presentation asks, how can registered dietitians leverage their skills to foster healthy relationships with food and body for clients with gestational diabetes? Join us and explore how to provide client-centered, weight inclusive nutrition education for blood glucose management in gestational diabetes.

Identifying Disordered Eating In An Older Adult Presented by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN Author of Body Kindness. This presentation asks, how can you identify disordered eating and eating disorders in older adults with diabetes and help them create positive, self-care changes? Join us and explore the signs of disordered eating patterns and eating disorders in older adults with diabetes and examine effective approaches to address nutrition, self-care, and well-being concerns. 

Creating a Healthy Relationship With Movement  Presented by Ragen Chastain ACE: CHC, FTS, GFI  This presentation asks, how can I create a healthy, easy relationship with movement in a world that encourages that relationship to be unhealthy and difficult? Join us and explore relationship counseling for messy breakups with movement and keeping diet culture out of our movement practice.

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Connecting The Dots:

Seeing The Connection Between

Fatphobia, Weight Stigma,

Health Inequity and,

Diabetes Care

The WN4DC Symposium is a continuing education program for professionals interested in weight neutral diabetes care. This program provides 18 CPE by the Commission of Dietetic
Registration, CDR.

We are supported by our weight neutral partners that include;

Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Skelly Skills


Weight Neutral Self Assessment

WN4DC Consumer Site

This amazing 37-page ebook is included with the program!

This heavily researched ebook was written by Carrie Dennett and it is included with your enrollment. It outlines nine points that connect fatphobia to health inequity.

Weight Incllusive Nutrition and Dietetics
Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics

Weight Inclusive Nutrition.com, aka WIND, is a community for education and connection catered to weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetic providers, and RDs2Be. We provide quarterly webinars, online symposiums, and an active Facebook community for providers at all stages of their weight-inclusive practice.


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Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training

At Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training we know that a weight-neutral approach to diabetes care reduces stigma and makes space for a more effective, sustainable approach to diabetes management. Our programs benefit both professionals and consumers.


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Skelly Skills

Skelly Skills provides practical and innovative CE courses to build your skills and help your clients make positive health changes. We are a CDR-accredited provider offering self-study courses and webinars for RD/RDNs, CDCESs, and RN's.


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Weight Neutral Self Assessment

The purpose of the WNSA is to bring awareness of weight stigma and weight bias in healthcare. The self-assessment provides an opportunity to reflect more deeply on how diet-culture, nutrition, and health are connected.

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EDRD Pro was created to offer you accessible and affordable weight-inclusive eating disorder training to grow your confidence, expand your skillset, and connect with like-minded colleagues – all from the comfort of your own home! Join our community to access live monthly CE webinars and group supervision case consult calls, our library of all previously recorded events, and so much more.


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WN4DC.com is a consumer website for clients with elevated blood sugar who are new to HAES and are curious about stepping out of diet culture.

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Student and Institution Pricing, as well as Full and Partial Scholarships, are available

The WN4DC Symposium offered full and partial scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand was great and we are no longer accepting scholarship applications. Please complete the scholarship application to be added to our waiting list.

We have provided over $20,000 in aid for our guided program

Institutional pricing (for universities with 10 or more students) is available. Please complete the scholarship application.

Please complete the Scholarship Application if you are interested in post-event access.