Hosted by Fiona Sutherland, Dietitian from Melbourne Australia, these are much needed conversations which elevate our practice and encourage ownership for our learning and unlearning. The Mindful Dietitian community is for Dietitians and health professionals world-wide who are committed to promoting peace with food and bodies alongside individuals and communities. Please join us! Hosted by Fiona Sutherland, Dietitian from Melbourne Australia.
Dismantling Anti-Fat Bias in Healthcare with Dr Natasha Larmie
Dr Natasha Larmie (aka "The Fat Doctor") on getting serious about the harms of anti-fat bias in healthcare.
In this episode, Natasha shares her arrival onto the Instagram scene, what the weight stigma research shows, the difference between implicit and explicit biases and how they impact clients and patients, what’s really happening when a doctor prescribes ‘weight loss’, the makings of the ‘Healthcare Professionals Against Weight Stigma Group’ and how you can begin to contribute to the collective dismantling of weight stigma.
As mentioned in the podcast:
Impact of weight bias and stigma on quality of care and outcomes for patients with obesity. S. M. Phelan, D. J. Burgess, M. W. Yeazel, W. L. Hellerstedt, J. M. Griffin, M. van Ryn
Healthcare Professionals Against Weight Stigma Group (UK based)
Amanda Lee @mandapaints – Amanda shares her personal lived experience with weight stigma in healthcare
More about Natasha:
I'm a weight inclusive GP with over 20 years medical experience who is campaigning against weight stigma in healthcare. I've been fat for most of my adult life, and I'm only now beginning to realise just how much of an impact anti-fat bias has had on my physical and mental health. In coming to this realisation and embarking on a lifelong learning journey, I began exploring the issues surrounding weight-based discrimination and how they impact the health of my patients. My mission is to educate the healthcare profession and empower the fat community to rid the world of weight stigma – Dr Natasha Larmey.
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Barriers to HAES in Dietetic Practice With Rachel Larkey
Rachel Larkey on her recent research investigating barriers to HAES(R)-aligned Dietetic practice.
In this episode, Rachel shares how her thesis evolved into a research paper recently published in journal of critical dietetics, she shares the three key barriers identified by dietitians when introducing IE and HAES approaches with clients in the community setting and how they showed up, how autonomy can help facilitate the use of IE and HAES in community practice and other ways forward for dietitians working in this space.
As mentioned in the podcast & additional links suggested by Rachel:
HAES dietitians in Community and Public Health Nutrition (Private Facebook Group)
“Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size in community settings – a dietitian’s perspective of practice barriers” research paper.
“These are some cool scholarships and groups/orgs that I recommend to my patients frequently, and they could do with some love”
LK Nutrition Scholarship Fund
Loveland Therapy Fund
Nalgona Positivity Pride
More about Rachel:
Rachel Larkey, MS, RD, CDN, CLC is a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor. She currently works full time at a federally qualified healthcare center in New York and sees a limited amount of private clients virtually. She is dedicated to exploring ways to adapt HAES-based care and Intuitive Eating to the needs of public health and community nutrition spaces.
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Website – currently under construction and coming soon!
Plate by Plate to Recovery with Wendy Sterling
Wendy Sterling on using the practical Plate by Plate Approach to support people in healing from an Eating Disorder.
In this episode, Wendy steps us through her career as an Eating Disorder Dietitian and she shares more about historical exclusion of dietitians from the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) model, how the plate-by-plate aims to support FBT and empower parents, practical ways the plate-by-plate approach can be introduced (along with some real talk here!) and how we can move forward and past any difficulties that may arise. We also hear what the plate model aims to do, why it has the ability to heal one’s relationship with food and some new and very exciting news!
As mentioned in the podcast:
Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Model (also referred to as the Maudsley method)
How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food (Book) by Casey Crosbie and Wendy Sterling
No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom (Book) by Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, and Shelley Aggarwal
More about Wendy:
Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor through IAEDP, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics, and was the former nutritionist for the NY Jets, and Golden State Warriors. She is the owner of Sterling Nutrition, a nutrition private practice in the Bay Area, and utilizes a non-diet, Health at Every Size® approach. She is the co-author of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder.” She and her co-author Casey Crosbie, RD, CEDRDS created the innovative approach to refeeding called the “Plate-by-Plate Approach®,” a no-numbers, visual approach, which has been featured in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the co-author off “No Weigh! A Teens Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom.” She and her co-authors have an upcoming book, due out late 2021, for parents who want to help their teens with body satisfaction and their relationship to food.
Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship.
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Connect with the Plate-by-Plate Approach Resources:
The Shapeshifting of Diet Culture, & Breaking Free with Judith Matz
Judith Matz on uncovering the sneakiness of diet culture, how it shows up in healthcare and how we can move forward.
In this episode, Judith shares more about her inspiring and long career, how her first book ‘Beyond the Shadow of a Diet evolved and how it helped her find community, how this work has changed over time, the process of learning and unlearning and the cruciality of the ongoing learning/work, the many sneaky faces of diet culture, more about the Body Positive Card Deck created by Judith and Amy Pershing and Judith’s hope for the future of HAES and anti-diet work.
As mentioned in the podcast:
Beyond the Shadow of a Diet, 2nd Edition (Book), by Judith Matz, LCSW and Dr Ellen Frankel, PhD.
The Diet Survivors Handbook, by Judith Matz, LCSW
Body Positive Card Deck by Judith Matz, LCSW and Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II
Jess Campbell, HAES student doctor and Nutritionist.
Dr Natasha Larmie, The Fat Doctor.
Dr Joshua Wolrich MBBS MRCS, NHS Surgical Doctor (HAES).
Dr Lisa Erlanger, MD
Dr Lesley Williams, MD, Author, Physician, Advocate
Judith Matz, LCSW is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of diet culture, binge eating, emotional eating, body image, and weight stigma. She is co-author of The Body Positivity Card Deck, The Diet Survivor’s Handbook and Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, and author of the children's book, Amanda's Big Dream. Judith's work has been featured in the media including NPR, New York Times and Psychotherapy Networker, and she has a private practice in the Chicago area. Judith offers a popular full day training (live webinar or digital) for mental health/health professionals: Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know through PESI, Inc.
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Namaste Meets WTF! with Fiona Sutherland & Christy Harrison
The mic is turned for this one, hosted by Christy Harrison for a discussion about Fi's book "Vitamin A to Z; Your BS-free Guide to Wellbeing"
In this episode, the tables are flipped on Fi and she is interviewed by Christy Harrison about her newly released book, Vitamin A to Z – Your BS-free guide to wellbeing. Fi shares how her book came to fruition, her intention and hope for her book, how the stages of change transtheoretical model was considered and then she delves more into some of the chapters to include Vitamin M = Mindfulness, Vitamin H = Health (redefined) and Vitamin V = Values.
As mentioned in the podcast:
Vitamin A to Z – Your BS-free guide to wellbeing, by Fiona Sutherland, RD, The Mindful Dietitian
ANTI-DIET; Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating, by Christy Harrison, MPH, RD.
Stages of Change Transtheoretical Model by Prochaska and Diclemente
Radical Belonging; How to Survive and Thrive in an unjust world (while transforming it for the better), by Lindo Bacon, PhD.
More about Christy:
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author of the book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019). She offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies. Since 2013 Christy has hosted Food Psych, a weekly podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body liberation. It is now one of Apple’s top 100 health podcasts, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide each week.
Christy began her career in 2003 as a journalist covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, WIRED, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, The Food Network, and many others. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com.
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Trafficking & Trauma-informed Care with Whitney Trotter
Whitney Trotter on Trafficking, Trauma and coming back to our bodies in Anti Diet work.
In this episode, Whitney shares her goals for 2021 and more about her specialisation as a Human Trafficking Activist to include what defines human trafficking, the most important factors for us to understanding about human trafficking and how we can begin to screen our clients. She also shares more on trauma-informed care in practice and how we can address and prioritise grief in anti-diet work.
As mentioned in the podcast:
RestoreCorps, anti-trafficking organisation co-founded by Whitney Trotter.
Body Image: The Missing Piece of Body Healing, by Fiona Sutherland and Marci Evans
Courses & Webinars by Whitney Trotter (coming soon)
WIND Spring 2021 Symposium
Dianne Bondy – Yoga is for Everyone!
More about Whitney:
Whitney Trotter: (she/her) is dually licensed as a Registered Dietitian, Nurse, and yoga instructor. Whitney has over nine years of experience working as a registered dietitian serving in the HIV/AIDS community as well as working in the eating disorder field. Whitney also previously worked at a Level One Pediatric Trauma center, as a pediatric emergency room nurse. In addition to working as a RDN and RN ,Whitney served as a member of her county's Rape Crisis Center as a member of their Sexual Assault Response Team. Her work at the Rape Crisis Center equipped her to co-found an anti-trafficking organization Restore Corps, where she now provides medical training to the community focusing on human trafficking response. Whitney is the founder/owner of Bluff City Health, a practice dedicated to embodiment, social justice and eating disorders.
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