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Health, Not Diets has been running interactive workshops for dietitians in the Non-Diet Approach since 2014. For many of those years, Fiona Willer and Fiona Sutherland ('Fi squared') presented two day workshops for dietitians in locations around Australia and New Zealand, and we LOVED IT. But with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing work and family circumstances, our training offerings have changed.


Fiona Sutherland now offers many types of training, including advanced weight-neutral dietetics practice topics such as Eating Disorders and Trauma-Informed Counselling as well as clinical supervision via The Mindful Dietitian.


Fiona Willer, via Health Not Diets, currently offers online courses, coaching and organisational consulting in size inclusive approaches for health professionals and health organisations. 

What about your live workshops??

Live Workshop Options

If your workplace, university nutrition or dietetics cohort, interest group, association or group of colleagues is seeking an educational or professional development workshop, consider having Dr Fiona Willer, AdvAPD present to your group. Presentations and workshops can be in person (in Australia, New Zealand or further afield) or delivered live online via Zoom. Individual coaching is also available. 


Available presentations and workshops:

  • The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians: Foundational Course (full day)
  • Unpacking Weight Science for Dietitians (full day)
  • Understanding Weight Stigma for Dietitians
  • Size Inclusive Diabetes Management
  • Size Inclusive Public Health and Health Promotion

Selected course descriptions are below. 


If you're interested, please get in contact by email: Comprehensive Outlines and Learning Outcomes are included in the quote.

Course Descriptions

The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians: Foundation Course

With a thorough exploration of the evidence base as well as experiential and self reflective activities, this event will support to you develop sound foundational competence in using the Non Diet Approach with your clients and patients. This practical workshop is perfect for Dietitians working in private practice, weight management clinics & clinical outpatient services. This is a full day, live, online course facilitated by Dr Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, PhD.

Find out about:

  • The history of weight inclusive approaches including Health At Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating and Non Diet Approaches
  • Research informing the Non Diet Approach, evidence base & practice-based research possibilities
  • The five core components of the Non Diet Approach in detail
  • Specific strategies, tools & worksheets to use with your clients
  • The most common tripping points
  • Specifically how to integrate the Non Diet Approach into the Nutrition Care Process including nutrition diagnosis & PESS statement development

The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians is also available as a self-paced online course 

Unpacking Weight Science for Dietitians

The research about human body weight is mountainous. Most people accept unquestioningly that weight and health are closely linked. The assumption that increased weight causes poor health outcomes is widespread in medical and cultural discourse but the reality is much more interesting. This course will help you to learn how to 'unpack' weight related research, be it weight loss intervention research, 'obesity' research, or population-wide epidemiological studies, in order to interpret and discuss findings for their actual value, while weeding out weight biased rhetoric. Also covered is an overview of weight neutral interventions which incorporate health promoting behaviours, enhanced body image and self acceptance.

Find out about:

  • Energy Balance
  • BMI: Health, Risk and Disease
  • Intentional Weight Loss Efforts
  • Weight Stigma
  • Size Inclusive Approaches in dietetics

Unpacking Weight Science is also available as a self-paced online course.

Understanding Weight Stigma for Dietitians

This half day workshop for dietitians is designed to teach you about weight bias and stigma, and how they impact the healthcare system and healthcare practice in Australia. Common myths about weight management will be unpacked and weight inclusive practice (for example using the Health at Every Size or Intuitive Eating principles or Non-Diet Approaches) will be introduced. Participants will be supported to develop a plan to reduce weight stigmatisation in their work.

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