HOW TO EMBRACE WEIGHT INCLUSIVITY IN YOUR NUTRITION PRACTICE
Have you ever had a client come to you that is in great physical health and is at a higher weight but is still told to lose weight? They do what you ask and they still don't see the needle move? Or they have tried every approach under the sun and can't seem to keep off the weight? To date, many people have tried weight normative approaches for health, but are becoming increasingly disillusioned with these methods.
When Carly first started her career, she was one of those dietitians providing weight normative nutrition advice until she learned about intuitive eating and weight inclusive care. These encounters changed the way she practices and have positively impacted the clients she treats.
In this presentation, Carly Onopa, MS, RDN, CEDS-C will share her own personal journey and a case study to answer your questions on why a dietitian should provide weight inclusive care and how to embrace weight inclusivity in your nutrition practice - no matter what type of clients you see.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the differences between weight normative care and weight inclusive care.
Learn health outcomes for patients that receive weight inclusive care.
Understand weight stigma and the impact it has on patient's accessing quality care.
Implement practical tips to provide weight inclusive medical nutrition therapy.
Carly Onopa is a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and IAEDP approved consultant . After starting her career in sports nutrition, she was introduced to the field of eating disorders and never looked back. She started her career at a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient facility where she learned evidence-based approaches to treating eating disorders and the value of an interdisciplinary team. Carly owns her own private practice, Devoted Recovery, where she provides weight inclusive nutrition counseling through a faith-based lens for adults and adolescents recovering from an eating disorder to encourage physical and spiritual healing. She also mentors other dietitians working towards their eating disorder specialist certification. When she isn’t meeting with clients, you can find Carly playing with her daughter and dog, spending time outside, singing in her church choir, volunteering in youth ministry, or enjoying quality time with her friends and family.