May 21, 2019
Meg McClintock on boundaries, boundaries, boundaries!
Setting, and maintaining boundaries is so important, and as becomes apparent in this episode, there are many ways we need to be aware of how boundaries can support us, and our communities to take care of ourselves from a place of respect and care.
Here, Meg shares:
- How living in a smaller community shifted her ideas about boundaries
- How she decides what to share, and what not to share via social media
- Why she so passionate about safety in Nutrition Education in schools
Connect with Meg:
Choose Nutrition on Facebook
More about Meg:
Meg is an APD with over 16 years experience in the field. She spent the first part of her career in hospital based clinical dietetics where she developed her love for clinical reasoning, evidence based practice and multidisciplinary care. Meg started her private practice, Choose Nutrition, in 2011 and as she searched for the latest evidence in the area of weight concern, an area she hadn't needed to focus on within the hospital context, she came across the non-diet approach, intuitive eating and HAES. Almost immediately this paradigm made sense of her discomfort with weight centric dietetics and provided, not just an alternative framework for her dietetic practice but, the missing piece of the puzzle, an understanding of weight stigma and it's harmful influence on research, on traditional dietetic practice and in the lives of the individuals who come to dietitians for help. Meg loves working with school students and teachers to support the provision of safe, eating disorder informed nutrition education is a HAES Australia advisory group member and has delivered guest lectures on HAES and the non-diet approach for dietetic students on HAES and the non- diet approach.
April 29, 2019
Evelyn Tribole on addressing misconceptions, doing what’s effective & what the heck is the “Semmelweis Reflex?”
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Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is the author of 9 books, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. She is co-author of the best-selling Intuitive Eating, a mind-body self-care eating process with 10 principles, which has given rise to over 90 studies to date showing benefit. Evelyn enjoys public speaking and training health professionals on how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating. To date there are over 800 Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors in 22 countries.
She was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, and a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for six years. Evelyn is often sought by the media for her expertise, and has appeared in hundreds of interviews, including CNN, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and People magazine.
Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, she is a wicked ping-pong player and avid hiker. Her favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. She is currently a meditation student of Dan Brown, PhD, Harvard Medical School.
April 2, 2019
Nicola Rinaldi on why we need to talk about (missing) periods.
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Work with Nicola:
Nico has a PhD in computational biology from MIT. After graduating she worked for a biotechnology company while pursuing her dreams of a family, which were thwarted by a diagnosis of hypothalamic amenorrhea (no periods). Eighteen months of trying to conceive followed. She spent hours on research, using the knowledge gained to work on recovery. Concurrently, she tried the medical route to pregnancy, with multiple doctor visits, injections, and ultrasounds resulting only in failure. Ultimately, she was able to achieve a natural pregnancy. Since that time, Nicola has shared her knowledge of the path to recovery, helping hundreds of others achieve their dreams of womanhood and pregnancy. She has spent the last three years as a stay-at-home mom, with her three boys, Antony, Timmy, and Cameron, while writing this comprehensive guide to recovery.
February 26, 2019
Prof Paula Quatromoni on athletes & disordered eating, bridging the research-practice gap and the importance of early identification.
January 24, 2019
Tom Scully on navigating masculinity norms, gender narratives in dietetics and understanding cultural competence.
Here Tom shares:
- Relocating to Geelong from Melbourne
- His journey to dietetics, finding the non-diet/HAES approach and starting a private practice.
- Working with men in fertility health; the importance of reducing shame and holding a safe space for sharing.
- Navigating masculinity norms with clients.
- Narratives and gender in dietetics.
- What our profession understands about cultural competence, what it doesn’t and how we can improve.
- What’s holding us back as dietitians/professionals in this space?
- How dietetic education could be improved overall and how we can set up conversations with students.
- How we can begin to speak out more and push back.
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January 2, 2019
Lucy Aphramor on disrupting narratives, how relationships with food can serve as a vehicle for deeper work, & redefining the default for "good Dietitian."
- What interrupts our access to our body story – what is permissible and accessible?
- How can we provide a space where “I am OK” is available?
- Relational ways of connecting using a variety of frameworks using metaphors and stories
- Assumptions that are made through the dominant medical framework
- The importance of validation & enquiry
- When people discover it for themselves, then I help theorise it
- How we can support people to understand their own story
- The “health” narrative is so powerful that people will erase their own story
- Supporting people to take their own story seriously
- Food, eating and body are the vehicle for the deep work….
- Being guided by values
- Being able to sit with our own discomfort, stepping away from “fixing”
- What defines a “good Dietitian”
- If “fixing people” and “telling people what to do” is a strong part of our professional identity, and if I want to be a “good Dietitian” then that will be our default…..
- Acting with integrity and acknowledging when we’ve got it wrong
- Self compassion is for everyone, including us!
- How Lucy weaves in self compassion
- Disconnection stops compassion from flourishing
- What does "The Magic Biscuit" say to you?
- Honouring story as a powerful way of connecting
- Visibility, and taking risk
- Walking away is always a walking towards.....
- The practice of taking choices......
- Creating three examples as a way to move away from the binary
- Lucy's dream Dietetic course!!
- Expand the definition of what it means to be a Dietitian, "do" Dietetics
- How we can understand how trauma shows up - and why it's pivotal
Link to The Magic Biscuit
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November 29, 2018
Jennifer McGurk on doubt, transitions and building a successful, sustainable HAES-aligned business.
Here Jennifer shares:
- Connecting with Fi at the Body Image Workshop in New York; the importance of community and finding her NYC crew.
- The journey to the HAES/non-diet approach through a parallel process.
- Experiencing doubt as a “traditional” dietitian; how this feels and looks and learning from one’s mistakes.
- Advice to practitioners navigating the transition between ‘diet culture/weight centric’ model to a HAES/non-diet approach.
- The key elements to building a sustainable business through a HAES/non-diet model; passion, networking and boundaries!
- ‘Fence sitting’; an opportunity to educate and grow the community
- Working with a co-therapist and recognising ‘the best therapist lives in the same diet culture world we live in’.
- Messaging; acknowledging you can always change your message, elevating the voices of others, the importance of staying true to ourselves/our brand and navigating the messages of others.
Connect with Jennifer:
Jennifer is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and the Director of ‘Eat With Knowledge’. Through a Non-Diet/HAES lens, Jennifer combines her knowledge in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviours, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health. As part of her nutritional counselling role Jennifer has also developed an online course to further support her clients; ‘Feel Fabulous About Food’. In addition to her work with her clients, Jennifer is also very passionate about supporting Dietitians, Clinicians and other Wellness Professionals through clinical supervision and as a business coach where she assists practitioners who have the desire to start and build their own businesses. Her entrepreneur passion has lead her create an online masterclass; Pursuing Private Practice Masterclass E-course and to author two books; Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business. In addition, Jennifer is a frequent guest in the media, a professional presenter and she is also involved with the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, the National Eating Disorders Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
November 7, 2018
Tiffany Haug on the importance of representation in our culture, dealing with our own body privilege and supporting our clients to explore feelings around food addiction.
- add to this or perhaps she has her own bio? Karlena xo
Here Tiffany shares:
- Growing up in Japan and her lived experience with an eating disorder.
- The importance of representation in our culture.
- Practical tips on how we can support our clients if we have body privilege (eg. if we identify as smaller-bodied, white, female, cis-gender)
- Acknowledging our position of privilege.
- Avoiding assumptions.
- And setting boundaries to main energy levels.
- Her special interest in food addiction and the importance of;
- Client validation.
- Building client self-efficacy.
- Using diet-culture for good.
- And a practical strategy we can try with our clients.
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Tiffany Haug, MS, RDN, EDOC is a Master's level Dietitian in San Diego who specializes in helping individuals with Eating Disorders make peace with food and their bodies. Tiffany knows that working through recovery can be incredibly hard. Being herself recovered for almost a decade, she is incredibly honored to now be able to give back by supporting her clients along this challenging, but so-very-worth-it journey. In addition to being an Outpatient Eating Disorder Dietitian at a group practice dedicated to exclusively treating eating disorders, Tiffany serves as the Education Chair for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) San Diego Chapter and also works as a Dietitian at Center for Discovery in Del Mar, CA.
October 25, 2018
Lori Short-Zamudio on navigating Non Diet with a chronic disease, the messiness of "diet stew" and the importance of finding your people....
Here Lori shares:
Meeting Fiona at Body Image workshop in Boston and the importance of bringing the HAES/non-diet community together.
- Creating the Nourished Circle community space and retreat and partnering with Registered Dietitian and friend Kori Kostka.
- How finding your tribe can make you stronger and braver when working in this space.
- Navigating through ‘Diet Stew’ by setting boundaries.
- Emphasising language and expression; acknowledging how words impact others and the difference ‘expressed’ and ‘received’ words.
- Her lived experience with Crohn's disease; witnessing diet culture, letting go of ‘dietitian rules’, therapeutic diets and intuitive eating, self-compassion and grieving food.
- Her key tips for working with clients experiencing chronic disease.
- Diet culture and chronic disease; how the intersect, empowering clients to trust themselves and how practitioner ‘fat phobia’ influences treatment and care.
- Body image work – is lifelong work; recognising opportunities for growth and development. Find out more from Lori’s related blog post here!
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Lori Short-Zamudio is a Registered Dietitian with over 1 years experience working with clients with eating disorders, Type 13 diabetes and various GI issues. Over this time Lori has shaped her work to have a Health at Every Size focus and works to assist clients in restoring their relationship with food and exercise. Lori also works with individuals to become more body positive in their daily lives. Lori teaches at the College level at a large school in the Toronto area and lives with her family in the town she grew up in. You can often find Lori spending time with her 2 kids, running around town (literally running for stress management) or drinking coffee. Recently Lori has teamed up with the like-minded Kori Kostka to form Nourished Circle a podcast about HAES, living your non diet values and whatever all else pops in their head. For Lori's writing jump over to her blog at unapologeticallymerd.com