The Appetite Episode #52: Emotional Eating + Compulsive Overeating An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Emotional eating is never just about the food. Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD and therapist and host Carter Umhau, LMHC discuss the differences between binge eating, compulsive eating, and emotional eating. Julie contextualizes overeating within…

The Appetite Episode #41: Let’s Talk About Weight An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Can you really control your weight? Diet culture certainly says you can, but in this episode, Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CD, CEDS sits down with host Carter Umhau, LMHC to challenge this, highlighting the real cost of weight…

The Appetite Episode #19: Can I Trust My Body With Food? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Regular listener Tam O’Donnell joins us to respond to a previous episode, “How to Eat in a Food-Obsessed World.” Tam brings questions and wonderings around how to provide both structure and freedom for kids around food, and asks the…

The Appetite Episode #12: What is Health? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What is health and how do we get it? Today we challenge the idea that this question can be answered in a one-size-fits-all way. We explore today’s obsession with health, challenging how much of a moral issue health has become, and how we might be able…

The Appetite Episode #03: Introducing Health at Every Size An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Opal: Food+Body Wisdom founders talk about Health at Every Size (HAES) in this second of three conversations introducing Opal’s core tenets. Nutrition Director and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, leads the discussion as we talk about what HAES…

Guest Post: Sophia Bazzi – Where are all the women in glasses? One of our youngest Health at Every Size advocates talks about what she noticed while school shopping lately and what is is like to experience changes to your body that don’t necessarily fit into society’s standards Sophia is a 4th grade student in…

An empowered message to recipients of sizeism As a woman of size I have realized that many people in our society feel at liberty to comment on my weight. It could take the form of a “concerned” family member reminding me of diets and procedures at my disposal, or that I need to exercise and…

Historically, I have struggled to identify myself as a social justice advocate. In my younger years, my introversion and lack of confidence made it challenging to even know what I believed in, much less to use my voice publicly.  Through my own recovery process in early adulthood, however, I learned not only more about who…

I always look back with gratitude to the first time I was introduced to the Health At Every Size® message. I was a graduate student studying nutrition and health psychology and eager to help others.  I was excited to say the least, that there was an alternative to the diet and weight loss interventions I…

The training will be June 25th -29th, from 9am – 5pm each day, with an hour break for lunch at noon and two 15-minute breaks- once in the morning and once in the afternoon.   There are several area restaurants to choose from for lunch.  The training will conclude Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Learning Objectives:…

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