This product is free for AAPI MIG members.
This webinar was presented live on April 7, 2023.
This presentation will take a look at weight-inclusive care and how it can be used among the AAPI population. Three panelists will share their knowledge about weight-inclusive care and a Health At Every Size (HAES ®) approach. They will discuss their experiences practicing this approach with a variety of clients and identify specific cultural considerations that AAPI clients experience.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.3.3, 2.2.2, 4.2.2, 8.2.2
- Understand the principles and benefits of weight-inclusive nutrition care in reducing weight stigma and providing a multi-dimensional view on health.
- Identify culturally-competent considerations when working with specific AAPI groups using the weight-inclusive approach.
- Learn how to implement weight-inclusive nutrition interventions and locate resources for further learning.
Janice Chow, MS, RD
Janice Chow, MS, RD, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based Registered Dietitian, recognized nutrition expert, author and speaker. Through her private practice The Mindful Chow, she empowers Asians and Pacific Islanders to break their cultural obsession with thinness using the Health At Every Size ™ approach and seek mind-body health. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from UC Berkeley before completing her Dietetic Internship and Masters of Science in Dietetics & Nutrition at Tufts University. Janice has 10 years of experience in clinical nutrition, community wellness and nutrition education promoting cultural competencies. She has worked with conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases and eating disorders. Her writing and expertise have been featured in numerous publications, media outlets and podcasts including Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, MSN, WellSeek Collective, Mx. Asian American, and many more. She has been an active volunteer in the dietetics field, serving for the former Chinese American Dietitians group and currently as an Executive Committee member for Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Member Interest Group. She has been a preceptor for clinical rotations and a mentor for Diversify Dietetics. Moreover, she is a regular reviewer for multiple journals that publish clinical nutrition research. Lastly, she has been a speaker for several universities and national organizations within the United States, sharing about food, culture and social factors that impact healthcare in Asian Pacific Islander populations. During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and cooking for families and friends.
Ke’alohi Naipo, RDN, LD
Ke'alohi Naipo is a weight inclusive, HAES aligned, Registered Dietitian who specializes in disordered eating. She has a passion for helping Hawaiian women live an empowered life free of diet culture and find their authentic health. She owns a small, virtual private practice in Hawai'i and hopes to help more Hawaiian women. She recently joined the IAEDP Hawai'i chapter as its treasurer, and created a weight-inclusive tool kit committee with a goal of developing a weight inclusive toolkit for nutrition undergraduates. In her free time, she enjoys learning to garden, grow food, and spending time with her two boys.
Kimmie Singh, MS, RD, CDN
Kimmie Singh is a self-proclaimed fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. John’s University, her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College. Kimmie is the owner of Body Honor Nutrition, a nutrition private practice that supports individuals to heal their relationships with food and body. Kimmie supports her clients with a fat-positive and anti-oppressive framework and has a special passion for working with people that have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Kimmie is also a sought-after speaker and has presented at several national conferences. She presents on the effects of weight stigma in healthcare and nutrition. She is also the ambassador of the New York City Chapter of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Kimmie is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power of advocacy.