by Erin Harrop, MSW I have had the privilege of being an ASDAH member for several years. I joined ASDAH around the time of the 2015 conference, thrilled to see… Read More »Getting My Feet Wet: Journeying from HAES® to Social Justice
CALL FOR PROPOSALSCome Speak—connect with friends and colleagues! DUE: DECEMBER 21, 2017LINK: https://sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=241 ASDAH is seeking proposals for the 2018 ConferenceAugust 3-5, 2018 – Portland, OR Uniting Against Oppression:Navigating the Learning Curves in… Read More »ASDAH 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals
Announcing the 2018 ASDAH conference! We’re excited to announce the theme, dates, and location of ASDAH’s next international conference. Theme: Uniting Against Oppression: Navigating the Learning Curves in the Health… Read More »Announcing the 2018 ASDAH conference!
by Barbara Altman Bruno, PhD, LCSW In response to requests from our readers, the Health At Every Size Blog is honored to print Barbara Altman Bruno’s history of the HAES… Read More »History of the Health At Every Size® Movement – Early 21st Century (Part 7)
by Deb Burgard, PhD
My brilliant friend Jessica Wilson has taught me so much. She is fond of asking, “What is the problem we are trying to solve?”
The question is burning in my mind after reading a recently released Washington DC think tank publication called “Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity”
Go take a look at this 8-page document that attempts to dictate how healthcare providers should carry out its vision, complete with a whopping 8 citations.Read More »Healthcare Providers Get Our Marching Orders for the War on Fat People
by Barbara Altman Bruno, PhD, LCSW In response to requests from our readers, the Health At Every Size Blog is honored to print Barbara Altman Bruno’s history of the HAES… Read More »History of the Health At Every Size® Movement – Early 21st Century (Part 6)
by Glenys Oyston
The argument (really just a friendly debate; not an actual fight) has stuck in my head for years.
A self-proclaimed foodie friend and I were discussing the qualities of the best grilled cheese sandwiches. I declared that my favorite was still the kind made with processed cheese slices. She was horrified. “Ugh no!” she gasped. “That’s not REAL cheese!”Read More »Food is the New Classism
by Nicole Geurin, MPH, RD
It’s easy to make assumptions about me because I am a dietitian. You might think that I carefully manage my calorie intake and that I tell my clients to do the same. Let me set the record straight.
Part 1: Why I am actually thin.
Unlike many people mistakenly assume, I am not thin because my nutrition knowledge has enabled me to master the ‘perfect’ diet. (There is no ‘perfect’ diet, nor do I strive to achieve one.) I am also not thin because I enjoy playing tennis and being active. While I enjoy these lifestyle habits because they help me to feel well, they are not the reason that I am thin. (Nor are they are moral imperatives for others to adopt, regardless of size.)Read More »Confessions of a Dietitian
by Lindsey Schuhmacher, MA
I like to run. I like the sharp, morning air in my lungs. I like when my breath finds its rhythm and all of a sudden it doesn’t feel like work anymore. I like how alive I feel afterwards, with fresh ideas swarming in my head and optimism lightening my step. It hasn’t always been this way. Like many people with disordered eating and exercise backgrounds, my relationship with running wasn’t always so simple.
I am fat. I have always been or identified as some form of fat. Even during the times when my weight dipped low enough to be at the high end of the “normal” range of the BMI, I felt fat. That is because I have grown up in a culture with an “ideal” image of health and beauty that I can never attain. The strange part is that I was at my least healthy, physically and psychologically, when I approached the ideal most closely and would regularly receive compliments about my looks and health. I was also repeatedly asked for advice about how other people could get to where I was. Looking back, I feel sad for myself and for those who wanted to emulate my negative behaviors.Read More »A Fat Runner’s Path to Intuitive Exercise