Press release from Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders:
Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders is proud to host Dr. Linda Bacon for Nurturing Body Respect: The Facts, Fictions, and Clinical Path, an evidence-based alternative to weight-focused care.
Dieting is often a precursor to disordered eating (ie: body image, food, and exercise concerns/behaviors). Disordered eating, for individuals with the genetic and biological predisposition, is frequently a precursor to eating disorders. Switching the focus from dieting to nourishment and improving body esteem offers an inclusive, harm-free alternative. In her provocative workshop, Dr. Bacon will challenge the assumptions of a health agenda based on thinness as a goal and dietary control as the answer.
“Health care practitioners are at a challenging crossroad,” says Bacon. “Many are noticing that despite all the attention to weight, patients aren’t getting thinner, and are aware of the well-established finding that only a small percentage of people maintain weight loss over the long run. Discomfort with these conversations sets up a divide between clinicians and clients and leads clients to fear and avoid health care. In this workshop, we’ll reconcile those challenges. Participants will gain confidence to address weight concerns more effectively and empower individuals – of all sizes – to live healthier lives.”
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Folk Art Center Auditorium
Best known for her paradigm-shifting research and advocacy upending the weight discourse, Dr. Linda Bacon’s inspiring message takes us beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity, and true belonging. A professor and researcher, for almost two decades Dr. Bacon has taught courses in social justice, health, weight, and nutrition. She has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals. Bacon earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Davis, where she currently serves as an Associate Nutritionist. She holds additional graduate degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism. Dr. Bacon has mined her deep academic proficiency, her wide-ranging clinical expertise, and her own personal experience to write two best-selling books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, and the co-authored Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, both of which are credited with transforming the weight discourse and inspiring a hopeful new course for the global body positivity movement.
CRC for ED has served WNC as T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating since 2004. With its new name, the organization remains the only nonprofit in North Carolina supporting individuals, families, and professionals concerned with disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders. CRC for ED’s Mission: Developing and connecting resources to assist and advocate for those impacted by eating disorders.
About Tapestry Eating Disorder Treatment Centers: Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Tapestry provides premier eating disorder treatment in multiple locations to those who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia and Exercise Addiction. Its small, homelike facilities provide a safe, supportive environment for those who are seeking lasting recovery.