An evidence-based alternative path to address weight concerns more effectively and empower individuals – of all sizes – to live healthier lives.
Dieting is often a precursor to disordered eating (ie: body image, food, and exercise concerns/behaviors). Disordered eating, for individuals with the genetic and biological predisposition, is frequently a precursor to eating disorders. Switching the focus from dieting to nourishment and improving body esteem offers an inclusive, harm-free alternative. In her provocative workshop, Dr. Bacon will challenge the assumptions of a health agenda based on thinness as a goal and dietary control as the answer.
*Therapists, dietitians, health care providers, educators, fitness and wellness field folks, individuals/loved-ones at various stages/phases of the ED journey, and other curious bodies are welcome.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Folk Art Center Auditorium
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville NC | 828-298-7928
Registration: Advance registration only; no on-site tickets
*Ticket sales end 10/23/18 at 6:00 pm*
$65 registration with Continuing Education (4 CEs)
$30 for general attendance with no CEs
10% Discount for group block purchasing (5 or more tickets)
*Dr. Bacon’s books will be available for purchase at the workshop $18 ea or $30 for those who choose to purchase both. Cash or check only (checks written to Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders), proceeds benefit CRC for ED.
SOLD OUT **Hotel Indigo Asheville is offering a preferred rate with limited inventory for this special event. Please contact the hotel at 828.239.0239 and mention ‘Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders Seminar’ for reservations before September 1st.
*$159 plus taxes/fees available 10/25 and 10/26
Dr. Linda Bacon:
Best known for her paradigm-shifting research and advocacy upending the weight discourse, Dr. Linda Bacon’s inspiring message takes us beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity, and true belonging. A professor and researcher, for almost two decades Dr. Bacon has taught courses in social justice, health, weight, and nutrition. She has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals. Bacon earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Davis, where she currently serves as an Associate Nutritionist. She holds additional graduate degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism. Dr. Bacon has mined her deep academic proficiency, her wide-ranging clinical expertise, and her own personal experience to write two best-selling books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, and the co-authored Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, both of which are credited with transforming the weight discourse and inspiring a hopeful new course for the global body positivity movement.
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