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CXL: Understanding Weight Stigma and Health at Every Size
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When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
305 7th Avenue
13th Floor
New York, New York  10001
United States

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Previously, it was believed that living in a larger body was a risk factor for poor health. This usually led to immediate attention on the size of their body rather than identifying the actual health variables that could be at play. For our clients in larger bodies, this means endless, constant efforts to lose weight, even at the expense of their mental (and physical) health. However, recent research has indicated that the constant pursuit of weight loss can have lasting negative impacts on the well-being of those who are exposed to such messaging.


In this presentation, attendees will discover the many ways in which associating body size with health interferes with our clients’ abilities to adequately and appropriately take care of their bodies and minds, and decreases their quality of life. This workshop will review the relevant research on weight science and weight stigma. It will also identify the health messages that generate positive behavior change in our clients, improve overall health outcomes, detangle body image issues, and address the underlying stressors of existing in a larger body in this culture. Attendees will learn effective and research-based strategies to help clients who may be struggling with weight concerns and network with providers looking to do the same.



With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the side effects of dieting and impact on our client population
  • Recall the ways in which weight bias leads to adverse mental, emotional and physical health effects

  • Summarize and interpret the literature supporting Health at Every Size (HAES ®)

  • Discuss the weight neutral principles and how to incorporate them into practice

  • State the ways in which weight-neutral, non-diet nutrition enhances health



NASW Member: $55 | Non-Member: $115


3 SW CE Contact Hours






Ashley Perrone, MPH, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian from North Carolina. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and was a weight-neutral personal trainer for three years. She went back to school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to obtain her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition.


Ms. Perrone has since moved to New York City where she works in private practice – her focus in on helping her clients achieve optimal health and well-being through a non-diet, weight neutral approach. Through the lens of Health at Every Size ®, Ms. Perrone promotes healing and compassion to her clients struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and family feeding.




Kimmie Singh, MS, RD is a fat Registered Dietitian based in New York City. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. John’s University, her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College.


Ms. Singh is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size private practice that supports clients with eating disorders and disordered eating heal their relationships with food and body. She also presents and consults on Health at Every Size, polycystic ovarian syndrome management, weight stigma in dietetics and dietetics training. She is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power of advocacy.





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NASW-NYC is happy to try and fulfill any special accommodations requests submitted in writing to at least fifteen business days prior to the workshop date. Requests received after the deadline may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event.


NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, is not allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.


We are currently transitioning from providing paper certificates to electronic ones. Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates. NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time.Certificates will be e-mailed within 30 calendar days after workshop evaluations have been completed.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to Refund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than three business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than three days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



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NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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