ARFID: A Personal and Professional Perspective

This post was written and submitted by Kailey Adkins. Connect with Kailey on Instagram and Facebook @thedisordereddietitan or online at https://thedisordereddietitian.weebly.com/ Hello All! This post will provide some background on, as well as my personal experience with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. “Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start” The Sound…

Beyond Intention: Impact Matters When Talking About Weight Science

This post was written and submitted by Hannah Frazee. Hannah is a junior at the University of Iowa who is rooted in the Health at Every Size paradigm and is especially interested in studying how systemic oppression impacts health outcomes. You can connect with her on Instagram at @haesrd2be Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioners…

Body Humility: The New Body Positive

The post was written and submitted by Grace Russell. Grace is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working with clients with eating disorders in both a private practice and an inpatient hospital setting. She is very passionate about reducing the stigma of eating disorders and is currently learning how to weave body image practices into her work. In her…

Deconstructing the Stigma Around Bigger Bodies and Eating Disorders

The media’s portrayal of eating disorders is riddled with stereotypes. These exclusionary understandings fuel the illusion that people experiencing eating disorders look only one way, obscuring the reality that people of all genders, races, incomes, body sizes, sexual orientations, and abilities struggle with food and body disturbances. Receiving an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can…

Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Eating Disorders

What comes to mind as some of the key components for eating disorder recovery? Conversations around this topic vary, encouraging multidimensional approaches for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. We speak of supporting clients in rediscovering passions and purpose, cultivating loving relationships, and developing nourishing behaviors. But what’s missing? When it comes to eating disorder…