Embody Lib Mini Workshop: Practicing Dietetics and Nutrition Counseling Through a Socially Just Lens
Patrilie Hernandez, MS (she/they) has over 14 years of professional experience working in the health and nutrition sector as an educator, advocate, project manager, and policy analyst. She combines her academic background in culinary arts, anthropology and nutrition/health, with her lived experience as a large-bodied, neuroatypical, multiracial queer femme of the Puerto Rican diaspora to disrupt the status quo of the local nutrition and wellness community and advocate for a weight-inclusive health paradigm in educational settings. Patrilie currently works with the DC early childhood community on nurturing and educating young children who are confident in their relationship with food, their health, and their bodies in addition to being the founder of Embody Lib, a platform that helps people of the global majority reclaim their health and wellbeing. In her spare time, she likes cooking for others, looking at the moon, and spending time with her fiance and her chihuahua.