Nutrition Services believes in body liberation, weight neutrality and that all bodies, shapes, and sizes should be celebrated and valued. Our dietitians center a client’s lived experiences by providing safe, respectful, and individualized care. Using a non-diet approach encourages clients to look beyond physical characteristics to determine overall health. Students will learn body attunement and unlearn harmful diet culture beliefs and messages to have a more peaceful relationship with food, their body, and movement.
Non-Diet Dietitian Approach
A Non-Diet Dietitian approach focuses on behavior changes regardless of weight status. Weight neutrality means you are more than your body, more than a number. It is the belief that a person’s health status, risk level, or quality of life cannot be assumed based solely on a number on a scale. Evidence has shown that this approach effectively promotes lasting behavior change while minimizing weight stigma.