Preparing for the New Year: How to Navigate Weight Stigma and Bias

Weight bias and weight stigma stem from environmental stimuli that include messages about shape, weight, size, appearance, and food bias. Attending to these stimuli is a critical component of eating disorder recovery and also a critical component for clinicians to attend to personally, given the subtle and overt impacts of weight and food bias on both individuals with eating disorders and clinicians.

Weight bias is increasingly recognized as a component of discrimination in employment, educational barriers, stereotypes in media messaging, and biased attitudes among health care providers, in
...Read morecluding in the ED field. These biases impact quality of life and have long and short-term health consequences. It is critical to first recognize our own biases, so that we can be present with our clients in ways that support recovery, not further inflict judgment upon those we serve.

This program will educate attendees on aspects of weight bias and stigma and how to identify and change biases in self and others, based on the literature in this area and what we know about how weight stigma and bias impact us individually, collectively, and in our work with clients and families. Timed to address the seasonal themes of “new year’s resolutions” for weight loss or fitness, this program weaves in ways to help set ourselves and our clients up for success in the new year.


Accanto Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Accanto Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides 2.0 continuing education credits.

This activity has been submitted for approval as a continuing professional education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accanto Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no.7166. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. Accanto Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

You are responsible for your individual requirements as stipulated by your licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe weight bias and weight stigma
  • Identify 3 common elements of weight bias and stigma
  • Name 3 ways our biases impact our interactions with clients
  • Identify a specific bias to change personally
  • Identify 3 self-care techniques to reduce personal biases impacting work with clients with eating disorders

Learning Levels

  • Beginning level course

Thursday, December 08, 2022

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11:00 AM CST - 01:00 PM CST

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CE Approvals

Commission on Dietetic Registration
This activity has been submitted for approval as a continuing professional education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
American Psychological Association
Accanto Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Accanto Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Board for Certified Counselors
Accanto Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no.7166. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. Accanto Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CE Process Info

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. After the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

Complete evaluation forms for the event 

Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 888-498-5578 or by email at support@ce-go.com