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, the non-diet approach, and weight cycling?
WIND Symposium - Washington DC
Saturday, September 14 | 9 AM - 5 PM | Washington DC
Early-bird registration ($209) is open through early June, to the first 20 participants!
Scroll down for the agenda, what to expect, and who you’ll connect with at the DC WIND Symposium.
If you want to add two days to your trip, note that our DC WIND Symposium will be hosted in collaboration with Fiona Sutherland and Haley Goodrich’s Non Diet Approach workshop (NDA). You can register for one or the other, but your WIND Symposium registration grants you access to a 10% off code for NDA!
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 has grown in popularity and in application, there is a widening divide between this inclusive 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. As nutrition professionals, we want to have the best tools at our disposal to do this important work.
This Weight-Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) event series is designed to open us up to these tough conversations, connect with and learn from each other, and unite our profession.
What to Expect
Washington DC WIND Symposium
The Washington DC WIND Symposium will focus on current research in the areas of weight stigma, weight cycling, and Health at Every Size (HAES®), along with practical applications to bring weight-inclusive practices and conversations to your workplace—whether that’s a clinical, corporate, food service, community, or private setting. Throughout the day, participants will engage in small group conversation prompts, case studies, panel discussions, continuing education sessions, and a live podcast recording for RD Real Talk.
WIND SYMPOSIUM — REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
Early bird pricing (open to the first 20 registrants, through June 7): $209
Full registration: $259
With your WIND Symposium registration, you’ll also receive a discount code to access the WIND webinars from our NYC workshop, featuring work from registered dietitians Jennifer McGurk, Beth Rosen, Heather Caplan, and Alissa Rumsey.
OPTION TO ADD: Non Diet Approach Workshop
Washington DC, September 12-13, 2019
Fiona Sutherland and Haley Goodrich are hosting a two-day Non Diet Approach (NDA) workshop prior to the WIND Symposium, September 12-13. Same venue, same city! When you register for the WIND Symposium, you’ll receive a discount code for 10 percent off the NDA workshop!
Our first WIND Workshop was held in NYC on February 9, 2019. For $99 you’ll have access to all three morning sessions from the inaugural workshop, and 3 CEUS. Watch anywhere, anytime. (Registration for the Washington DC WIND Symposium provides access to a 20% discount code for the WIND webinars.)
DC WIND Symposium Agenda:
Friday, September 13:
(Optional, but included with registration) Story-sharing Event and happy hour
Saturday, September 14:
Opening Remarks: Where we are with Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics
Continuing Education: An update on the research: weight cycling, weight stigma, and inclusivity
Small Group Activities: Case Studies, Prompts, and Uncomfortable Conversations
Panel Discussion: How to apply weight inclusive practices throughout dietetics and nutrition care
Live Podcast Recording, with the host of RD Real Talk, Heather Caplan
The full day:
Coffee, Lunch, and Snacks provided
Handouts and Resources
Live Podcast Recording
BONUS: Friday night event!
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.
If you’re interested in becoming a WIND Event sponsor, please contact RDRealTalk@Gmail.com for details and packages!