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Introduction to Health at Every Size® – Pre-recorded webinar and live Q&A

March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Introduction to Health at Every Size®

Virtual Event

When is Webinar:  Watch this prior to March 23rd.  The two hour webinar is available to watch on Vimeo prior to event. You watch whenever it works in your schedule.  

When is Live Q&A: March 23rd 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Where: Zoom virtual event : invitation to join meeting will be sent upon registration 

Who: Event is open to all!

For those desiring the 3 CEU’s they have been applied for mental health practitioners and dietitians.  Please note that you must be available to join the live Q&A if you wish to receive CEU credits. No partial credits will be awarded. 

Cost: $20-65 suggested investment.  Sliding scale.  Pay what you can.  



What to expect: 

Opal:Food+Body Wisdom Co-Founder, Julie Church, RDN, CD, CEDRD-S will provide an introduction to Health at Every Size® (HAES) via pre-recorded webinar. HAES® is an alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It grounds itself in a social justice framework, shifting away from weight being the central focus of healthcare and self-worth and offers an approach that considers access, equality, and compassionate care. This training will provide a foundation of nutrition and weight science research to help attendees learn the truth around weight and health and increase awareness of size discrimination and the impact of weight stigma. Applicable to our healthcare, communities, classrooms, offices, families, relationships, and beyond.

Julie Church will be joined by Erin Harrop LISCW, PhD and Alyssa Davis MS, RDN for a panel Q&A session.

Course Outline:    

Pre-recorded Webinar (2 hours): attendees will have access to watch anytime prior to March 23rd

Live Q&A panel : 1 hour, March 23rd 12-1pm PST 

CEUs will be given to participants that watched the webinar, were present at the Q&A, and submitted an evaluation.

Learning objectives:

    1. Describe the five principles of  Health at Every Size®.
    2. Name the benefits of using the Health at Every Size® approach with a diverse population and in a variety of settings.
    3. Explain the importance of one’s own exploration around attitudes on weight and health.



Julie Church, CD, RDN, CEDRD-S  is a nationally registered and state certified dietitian, who has been passionate about treating eating disorders since 1999.  She received her BS in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and has been providing nutrition counseling to those struggling with eating disorders since 2001.  She has joyfully contributed to related awareness and education events throughout her career and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Eating Disorders Association, and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Her significant contributions to the Seattle eating disorder treatment community include starting and maintaining a free eating disorder support group, creating Seattle Pacific

University’s (SPU) Registered Dietitian position, and starting SPU’s ongoing 9 year campus tradition of eating disorder and body image awareness and education events. She also has provided mentorship to several dietitians desiring to be trained in eating disorder treatment. She is known by colleagues, friends and family as a woman who lives and breathes her treatment philosophies of non-diet and health at every size.  She enjoys spending time traveling to be with friends and family across the country and making memories with her husband and three boys.


Alyssa Davis, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Washington  and California.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Health degrees from Loma Linda University. She completed internship rotations at various locations including: Kaiser Permanente, WIC and EXOS Athletes’ Performance, Inc. She possesses a diverse background in clinical, community and sports nutrition 

settings. Alyssa specializes in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and performance nutrition. Alyssa has extensive experience working with eating disorders at all levels of care. She also has experience working with clients with diabetes, food allergies, GI complications (i.e. irritable bowel syndrome), PCOS, emotional eating, and substance abuse.

Alyssa is passionate about food and nutrition, mindful eating, and providing education and counseling from a non-diet perspective. She integrates compassion and creativity into work with all of her clients. Alyssa is a perpetual learner and frequently has the opportunity to work alongside people to help them achieve goals regarding nutrition and mind-body connection. Operating in vastly different settings has provided her a wide range of experience needed for effective interaction with her clients and patients.



Erin Harrop, LICSW, PhD, is an assistant professor at University of Denver and a licensed medical social worker. Erin’s research focuses on eating disorders, weight stigma, adolescent health behaviors, and
patient-provider communication. Their dissertation featured a mixed methods longitudinal study of individuals with atypical anorexia. They approach their research and clinical work from an intersectional
social-justice-informed, fat liberation, and Health at Every Size® lens. Erin’s clinical work also involves trainings at the provider level, introducing interprofessional clinicians to weight-inclusive practices that
honor patients’ unique intersecting identities.




This training is approved for 3 CEs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA
Provider #1612.

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CE hours for Dietitians.


March 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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