RECORDED WEBINAR: Weight Loss or Weight Justice? Health at Every Size as a Harm Reduction Practice




BHN Recorded Webinar

Weight Loss or Weight Justice? Health at Every Size as a Harm Reduction Practice

Recorded:  Friday, February 9, 2018

CPEU Certificate Expires 2/9/2021

BHN Member:  $10
Non-Member: $25

Presented By:

Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT



Many dietitians have read the research and seen the poor results in clinical practice of the traditional approach to eating and weight concerns that is organized around the pursuit of weight loss. The HAES® model provides a novel alternative which promotes health without the harm that a weight-centric paradigm inherently possesses.  In this session, the speaker will invite you to examine your own biases, reject the complicated intersection of structural and attitudinal oppressions, and develop a new set of skills to improve the health of your clients.


  1.  Think critically about routine assumptions about weight, eating, and the framing of problems in the field.
  2. Offer clients and patients an evidence-based alternative to pursuing weight loss.
  3. Understand the relationship between internalized weight stigma and the impact on mental health

CPE level:  1

Learning Needs: 

4170, 4180, 5200, 5320, 5370, 6020


Suggested Performance Indicators:

4.1 Demonstrates sound professional judgment and strategic thinking in practice.

6.2 Demonstrates skills in researching, independent critical examination and evaluating literature to influence practice.

8.2 Recognizes and respects the physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environments of the individual, group, community and population in practice.

8.3 Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining and enhancing knowledge.

9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice.


Speaker Biography:

Marci is a self-proclaimed Food and Body Imager Healer™. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. Her group practice is located in Cambridge, MA where she manages an amazing team of women who all specialize in the treatment of food and body concerns. She also holds three adjunct teaching positions in New England and co-directs the eating disorders specialty dietetic internship at Simmons College. In 2015 she launched her online training platform for dietitians. She volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including the iaedp certification committee and is serving as an eating disorder resource professional for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets. She loves social media so tweet her @marciRD, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her blog at

CEU Expiration: 02/09/2021