Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.

    

     This Column is dedicated to the tremendous work NAAFA has been doing for over four decades.  LargeInCharge wishes to support NAAFA in spreading the word of its work, and give the public more information into issues we as plus sized people should be aware of.  The fight for equality for people of all sizes is one we support.

    

     This Column will include News Releases and Calls to Action from NAAFA Directors.

 

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NAAFA Publishes Guidelines for Nutritionists & Dietitians

from: NAAFA.org

NAAFA is proud to announce it has created a set of guidelines focused in the areas of nutrition and dietetics. NAAFA partnered with subject matter experts to create an educational tool for nutritionists and dietitians.

“NAAFA was honored when Professors Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD and Michelle Neyman Morris, PhD, RD of Chico State University’s Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences agreed to work on this project”, states Lisa Tealer, NAAFA Board Member Emeritus and guideline contributor. Additionally, NAAFA had an international group of nutritionists, dietitians and researchers review the guidelines, adding their expertise to create a credible document.

The guidelines include: definitions of size discrimination and weight bias, social implications in the workplace, academia, and health care settings, an explanation of the negative effects of size discrimination, the introduction of a weight neutral paradigm shift to wellness, application methods and an extensive list of references and resources. The goal of the guidelines is to demonstrate that nutritionists and dietitians are in a unique position to enhance their ability to work with clients of all sizes and simultaneously work towards eradicating size discrimination and weight bias. A copy of the guidelines is available to view and download free of charge at:
http://tinyurl.com/plulu4n

NAAFA is also proud to be a major sponsor of the HAES® Curriculum Project (
www.haescurriculum.com), available for educators interested in teaching a weight neutral, health centered approach to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of ASDAH.

CLOSING NOTE: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Raqui for including NAAFA in her monthly magazine. It has been a pleasure sharing with her audience and we wish Raqui and all of you all the very best. If you would like to receive NAAFA’s monthly newsletter, feel free to sign up at:
http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001lmD1-4TnS4aoXhQ0V3EllQ%3D%3D

2014 NAAFA Guidelines for Nutritionists & Dietitians

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Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.


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