Health, Not Diets
Training and workshops in the Non-Diet Approach

Health, Not Diets

Training and workshops in the Non-Diet Approach

The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians:
A How-To Guide for Applying the Non-Diet Approach in Individualised Dietetic Counselling
by Fiona Willer, APD, AN

Non-diet approach HAES guidebook dietitian cover Fiona Willer
This guidebook has the following features: 

  • A clear explanation of the non-diet paradigm with supporting evidence 
  • A framework for dietetic practice using the non-diet approach 
  • Description of the five core components of the non-diet approach
  • Discussion points to inform your counselling
  • Worksheets which can be used in sessions to support client education or given as ‘homework’ 
  • How to integrate the non-diet approach into the Nutrition Care Process      
  • Relevant domains for Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Diagnosis, Nutrition Intervention and Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Assessment tools    
  • Forms to use for the client record       
  • Recommendations for further reading and an extensive reference list 

The elements described in this guide were developed by taking the common threads from current non-diet approach research and looking at them through a dietetic lens.  In other words, this guidebook includes the techniques within the scope of practice of dietitians, and excludes some elements of other protocols which lie outside of the typical dietitians practice skills, such as explicitly targeting negative self-talk, mirror work, guided mindfulness practice and meditation.  

Purchase The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians here.

For personalised PDFs of the client worksheets from the guidebook so that you can print them for your clients, please email your name, registration/provider number and the receipt number from when you purchased the guidebook to Fiona Willer: fiona@healthnotdiets.com

If you need your copy posted to a PO Box or if lulu.com is having a bad day, please email Fiona directly and she will issue you with a PayPal invoice and will send your order manually. 

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The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook 
for Psychologists and Counsellors 

by Louise Adams, Clinical Psychologist and Fiona Willer, Accredited Practising Dietitian

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With its release on May 6 coinciding with International No Diet Day 2014, The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors is the much-anticipated next publication in the Non-Diet Approach Guidebook series.

If you have been struggling with how to best assist your clients with weight concern or if you have heard of Health at Every Size™ but haven’t been sure how to apply it or if it is useful, then this book is for you.

The non-diet approach is the distillation of the Health at Every Size™ paradigm into clinical practice.  This easy to read text is a how-to guide for applying the non-diet approach with individuals in a counselling context.

This guidebook has the following features: 
•   A clear explanation of the non-diet paradigm with supporting evidence 
•   A framework for clinical practice for psychologists and counsellors 
•   Description of the five core counseling themes of the non-diet approach
•   How to integrate the non-diet approach into your psychological counseling practice
•   Strategies to use when working with co-morbidities
•   Multiple discussion points, strategies and client worksheets
•   Recommendations for assessment tools, further reading and an extensive reference list.

The elements described in this guidebook were developed by rigorous analysis of the discourse around the Health at Every Size™ movement and taking the common threads from current non-diet approach research and looking at them through a psychological practice lens.  

Purchase The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors here.

Here is a flyer about the book in PDF if you would like to share it with your colleagues.


Other resources

The book above is designed as a practical guidebook.  Dietitians will need nothing else to begin to use this method.  However, if you wish to deepen your understanding of the non-diet approach the following resources are very helpful:

Popular Books
  • If not dieting, then what? By Dr Rick Kausman, an Australian medical doctor who has spent his career working in this field. 
  • Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, by Linda Bacon, PhD, a professor, researcher, author and consultant from the USA.  Her research ties are with the University of California at Davis. 
  • Intuitive Eating: a Revolutionary Program that Works, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, Registered Dietitians from the USA who have spent their careers working in this area. 
  • Overcoming Overeating : how to break the diet/binge cycle and live a healthier, more satisfying life, by Carol Munter, a psychoanalyst and Jane Hirschmann, a psychotherapist.  First published in 1988, this is one of the first and greatest non-diet approach books. 
  • Love what you eat, Eat what you love by Dr Michelle May, a US medical doctor who has spent most of her career working in this area. 
  • Diet No More by Judith McFadden, an Australian psychologist.      

Professional Books
  • Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist’s Guide to Treating Compulsive Eatingby Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel, psychotherapists from the USA.    


Websites 

Resources from Linda Bacon including a number of handouts for clients and health professionals: www.lindabacon.org and www.lindabacon.org/haesbook/health-at-every-size-book-excerpts-downloads/

HAES CURRICULUM MATERIALS

This curriculum was developed as a joint venture by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB).  It was developed to educate others about adopting a weight neutral approach towards health, thereby filling a void in health curriculum at colleges, universities, and professional training programs.  While curriculum length can be expanded or shortened to meet the individual needs of the instructor, instructors are discouraged from changing or editing the primary presentation components. 

Intended Audience: This curriculum is designed for use in higher education including, but not limited to introductory and advanced health and nutrition courses and professional training programs. 

Purpose: The purpose of this curriculum is to educate students in higher education about the principles of Health At Every Size. 

Learning Objectives: The curriculum consists of three components: 1) Overview of the Health At Every Size Paradigm, 2)  Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise and 3) Size Acceptance. 

Curriculum Components:  The curriculum consists of complete lectures, a resource list, assignment ideas, exam questions and a  survey that can be used by the instructor to gain audience feedback. 

Three PowerPoint® lectures with accompanying notes. Each PowerPoint is designed to take 50 minutes to teach and covers a different topic. They are meant to be presented in the following order: o Overview of the Health At Every Size Paradigm o Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise o Size Acceptance 

Pre‐recorded lectures. The three PowerPoint lectures are available for streaming online. This format may be preferred for those using distance learning. If there is limited class time available to teach the HAES curriculum, instructors may also choose to require students to view pre-­recorded webinars outside of class.

Go to www.haescurriculum.com to access the materials.