The WIND Workshop

Are you curious about what it means to take a weight-inclusive approach to nutrition and dietetics? Want to learn more about the research on weight stigma, and weight cycling?

Inaugural Weight-Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Workshop! (8 CEUs)
February 9, 2019
8:30am - 5:30pm

108 W 39th St. 9th Floor, Suite 903
New York, NY 10018

As nutrition professionals, we’re constantly in search of the best, evidence-based method for helping our clients and patients. As the non-diet approach as grown in popularity, there often seems to be widening divide between this approach and traditional dietetics.

But we are more united than we are divided.

We all have one essential thing in common: we want to help people. We are united in this shared reality. Our clients and patients need evidence-based nutrition education, guidance, and therapy, and more than anything, they need compassion. All nutrition professionals want to have the best tools at our disposal to do this important work.

This Weight-Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) event series was designed to open us up to these tough conversations, connect with and learn from each other, and unite our profession.

Only 40 spots available — SOLD OUT!
We have a VIRTUAL option available. Details outlined below.
8 CEUs

Virtual Registration

The Workshop is sold out, but you can join us from afar by selecting the NEW Virtual Registration option! For $99 you’ll have access to all three morning sessions, and 3 CEUS. Watch anywhere, anytime.

The WIND events are such a necessary next step in working through some philosophical differences in our field and ultimately aligning our messaging.
— Kendrin Sonneville, ScD RD

What to expect:


  • Welcoming Remarks From Your Hosts | Heather Caplan, RD and Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD
    What do we mean by “Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics”? Reviewing the research on weight stigma, thin bias, and weight-inclusivity.

  • So, Your Client Says They Want to Lose Weight—Now What? | Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S
    How to approach this topic in private practice, outpatient settings, and communications. 

  • Weight-Inclusivity in Core Areas of Dietetic Practice | Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN
    Making a case for Health at Every Size® in MNT. 

  • Live RD Real Talk Podcast Recording: Panel Discussion about Weight-Inclusivity in Dietetics

  • Afternoon: RD Mastermind Workshop | Hosted by Alissa Rumsey, MS RD
    Marketing, Branding and Social Media workshop

The full day includes:

  • 8 CPEUs

  • Networking opportunities

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

  • Handouts and resources

  • Complimentary happy hour + extended panel discussion

I believe in this conference because it’s time for dietitians to be empowered to care for clients with a weight inclusive approach. I’m honored to participate to support our profession as we positively impact the lives of our clients everyday.
— Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S

Why focus on weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics?

The significant health effects of weight bias and fat stigma have been shown over and over again in research. What we rarely acknowledge, though, is how weight stigma—more accurately, thin bias—should be a top priority addressed in public health.

We also know that weight loss diets have no proven long-term efficacy. One to two-thirds of dieters will regain more weight than they lost. What’s harder to measure is the psychological and emotional impacts of this on our clients.

Shifting our collective approach to weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics not only helps our clients, but it also helps us. It unites us, it invites us to practice both ethically and with an evidence-based approach.

Join us in this evolving conversation.

Community is powerful, and unity in our profession is stronger than division. But first, we have to connect with each other, be open to dialogue instead of starting a conflict. We have to acknowledge and build upon our shared realities: Our clients, and public health, need ethical, inclusive, and accepting practitioners.

I love the idea of creating a collaborative space for sharing information and leading discussions about weight-inclusive dietetics. It is desperately needed.
— Allison Riederer, MS RD



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