NAAFA Publishes Guidelines for Nutritionists & Dietitians
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:
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
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:
2014 NAAFA Guidelines for Nutritionists & Dietitians
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.