Exploring Diet Culture and Weight Stigma


Time and Date: Wednesday 6th July, 11am – 1pm NZST

Platform: Zoom (recorded for access after the live session)

Cost: $89 + GST with a discount available for groups of 5 or more

REGISTER HERE: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/stigma2


Who should attend this webinar?

Anyone who works in a professional care role or supports people through all forms of grief and loss e.g. Social Workers, Teachers, Counsellors, Doctors, EMT, Corrections, Mental Health, Hospice, Volunteers etc.



What does it mean when food is advertised as “guilt-free”? Or when someone tells us that we “look great! Did you lose weight?”. In this training, we will examine diet culture as a social system of beliefs and look at how our ideas about bodies and food are impacted.

Kaitlyn will explore weight stigma and how this stigmatization affects people on individual and systemic levels. Attendees will learn strategies for adopting anti-oppressive and eating disorder-informed approaches to their practice.


Key Learning Points

  • To explore topics such as diet culture, weight stigma, and health using an anti-oppressive lens.
  • To reflect on the implications of weight stigma, diet culture, and language on eating disorders and disordered eating.
  • To understand how grief is connected to the experience of unlearning diet culture and letting go of the false promises it gives our clients and us.
  • To share tools and strategies for adopting eating disorder-informed approaches to care.


Q Presenter: Kaitlyn Axelrod

Kaitlyn is a registered social worker and the Manager of Community Outreach & Education at Sheena’s Place in Toronto, Canada. Sheena’s Place is a community-based mental health charity that supports adults affected by eating disorders. At Sheena’s Place, Kaitlyn facilitates support groups and delivers training and educational workshops to students, teachers, and health care providers. Through her work, Kaitlyn aims to destigmatize eating disorders and increase the accessibility of support.

Q Webinar Structure

All our webinars are 120mins (2hrs) in length and delivered through Zoom platform. They are presented live and recorded. Recordings can be accessed by registrants for a limited time after the initial session, this gives more flexibility for access and revision.

Q CPD/OPD Certification and Points/Credits

We provide a Certificate of Participation for all our training courses. The requirement for receiving a certificate to confirm professional development is as follows:

You must view a minimum of 80% of a live presented webinar.

If you were unable to attend the live session you will be required to register for access to the webinar recording.

If you watched the live session but had to leave early or fall under the 80% requirement, you will need to register for access to the webinar recording.