111: Breaking Down Weight Science
Fiona Willer, AdvAPD is a dietitian and academic who has devoted her career to empower health professionals to adopt weight neutral practice by providing support and training in how and why to do so. In short, she wants to destroy the perception and practice of 'dietitian as food police.' She does this though online and in-person training and is in the final stretch of completing her PhD. She is such an asset to the dietetics field!
In this podcast episode, Fiona and Paige discuss the history of weight research. Fiona breaks down the concept and history of BMI and dispels myths that have been perpetuated for decades about weight. She also gives an incredibly valuable insight into the biases in the research world. If you've ever wondered about the research that supports a weight-neutral approach to health and nutrition, listen in!
Fiona's website: http://www.healthnotdiets.com/
Fiona's podcast: https://www.unpackingweightscience.com/
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