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Achieving Body Neutrality through Weight-Neutral Care

Weight stigma is prevalent and impacts health. Explore body neutrality as a care goal while evaluating a weight-neutral approach as a viable path toward achieving it, and apply counseling techniques to support the client.

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This webinar was presented live on May 21, 2024.

This presentation delves into the prevalence and impact of weight stigma on physical and mental health, and body image and satisfaction. Participants will explore body neutrality as a potential care goal to work toward with clients, utilizing a weight-neutral approach. Research will be reviewed to assess the viability of a weight-neutral approach in achieving body neutrality. Counseling techniques will also be presented for practical application in guiding clients towards body neutrality. The session aims to equip dietitians with a comprehensive understanding and practical tools for addressing the prevalence of disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction among their clients.

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until May 21, 2027)

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.7.2 Recognizes the importance of diversity, orientation, social and cultural norms that may have an impact on individuals, groups and plans of care.
  • 4.2.2 Reflects on own values, beliefs and biases.
  • 4.2.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
  • 4.2.6 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  • 9.6.2 Applies a variety of counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower clients/patients to make changes.
  • 9.6.6 Determines client/patient expectations and aspirations and manages situations wherein these expectations cannot be met.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate comprehension of the impact of weight stigma on mental and physical health, and body image & satisfaction.
  • Participants will describe the concept of body neutrality as a potential goal of care.
  • Participants will evaluate a weight-neutral approach as a viable option to help clients achieve body neutrality.
  • Participants will apply counseling techniques that support clients in achieving body neutrality.


Diana Mesa, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Diana Mesa is a bilingual licensed dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist based in Miami, Fl. She founded En La Mesa Nutrition, a virtual private practice and nutrition communications firm that offers culturally responsive, weight-inclusive care to people with diabetes, PCOS, and more. She is an author, speaker, consultant, and communicator who serves as a subject matter expert for digital coaching programs, national and local media outlets, and digital publications.

Release Date: May 21, 2024


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