You Cannot Be Anti-Diet Without Being Anti-Racist (And an Anti-Racist Resource List)

This is a letter to my fellow non-black dietitians and people in the anti-diet/eating disorder space.

Long Island Dietitians and Therapists Say No Way to Huntington Town-Wide COVID-19 Diet Initiative

On Wednesday May 6th 2020 Suffolk County Legis. William R. Spencer (D-Centerport) announced a new initiative about putting the Town of Huntington on Long Island, New York on a “voluntary diet” in an effort to avoid weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that diets are not the answer to the collective anxiety and trauma we are all experiencing surrounding this pandemic. We simply can’t shame people into being healthy. A diet may give us something to do and it may feel good for awhile, but inevitably the diet will end and the weight will come back and the negative feelings will return.

Check in With Your Friends Using This Time to Get Healthier

Check in with your friends (and especially your kids) using this time during lockdown to get “healthier”.
This intention, while usually innocent, can very often lead to disordered eating or even eating disorders (or relapse of an existing ED).

This is Why Your Quarantine 15 or COVID 19 Weight Gain Jokes Aren’t Funny and Are Showing Your Fat Phobia

What does it say about our society that some people are more afraid of gaining weight during a deadly global pandemic than they are of actually getting sick? I don’t know about you, but if I survive this pandemic with my health and all of my loved ones and I also happen to gain some weight, I’ll consider myself very lucky.

Common Food/Body Image Concerns During the Corona Virus Pandemic

How are you doing in this time of uncertainty during the Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic? If you’re having a hard time with food and body image or with your eating disorder recovery, you are most definitely not alone.

Maybe You Didn’t Fail Eating Disorder Treatment, Maybe Eating Disorder Treatment Failed You

If you feel like you failed eating disorder treatment, but know that what actually failed you was a treatment program designed fundamentally for a young, well off, white, able bodied, thin woman, I see you.