Introduction to Health at Every Size®: How To Help Dietitians Create a Weight Inclusive Practice

Recorded Webinar

This webinar will help provide a framework of what HAES is and dispel some common myths about what HAES is not.

  • Release Date: October 30, 2018
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This product is free for DIFM members.

This webinar was presented live on October 30, 2018.

Health at Every Size® (HAES) is a paradigm shift in the health-care industry. The movement, which as been around for years, was made popular after Dr. Linda Bacon’s book, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. Since publication, this movement continues to gain momentum as a way for clinicians and lay people to change how they think about the connection between health and weight. As Registered Dietitians, we are involved in the discussions around health and weight and HAES® is a topic that must be included in the conversations we have both with clients, but also in the classroom and in the laboratory. This talk will help provide a framework of what HAES is and dispel some common myths about what HAES is not. We invite Registered Dietitians to join this webinar with open minds to a conversation around weight and health that might change everything we thought we knew and change how we do this work.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 5090, 6010, 9020, 5370
Performance Indicators: 6.1.5, 8.2.4, 8.3.6

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe why diets and weight control have a high rate of failure
  2. Understand the correlation between health and weight
  3. Describe the 5 principles of Health at Every Size®
  4. Understand the rationale for a weight-neutral approach to health


Aaron Flores, RDN

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he helped develop and launch one of the first Binge Eating Disorder programs to help Veterans struggling with this disorder. Since leaving the VA, Aaron has continued to work in the eating disorder community helping run groups and providing individual counseling to adolescents and adults. He currently works part-time at Center for Discovery and part-time in his private practice in Calabasas, CA. He is a Certified Body Trust® provider, and his main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®. In his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. His work has been featured during Weight Stigma Awareness Week, in blogs for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre and National Eating Disorder Association. Aaron is a frequent speaker and has presented at the 2016 and 2017 Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Annual Conference and the upcoming 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders. Along with his work with eating disorders, he also is a co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged.

  • Release Date: October 30, 2018