Weight and Healthcare: Understanding and Responding to Weight Science and Stigma presented by Ragen Chastain

Webinar – Weight And Healthcare: Understanding and Responding to Weight Science and Stigma

With medical associations constantly putting forward new guidelines and policies recommending weight management as a means of improving health, as providers, we often find ourselves scrambling to make sense of the science for our patients/clients (and ourselves!)

In this webinar, Ragen Chastain, fat activist and author of the popular Weight & Healthcare Substack, will discuss:

  • How to critically appraise research on weight and health, particularly when wanting to respond in a time-sensitive way
  • Current state of research supporting weight-inclusive approaches

All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources after the training. The recording for this webinar will NOT be made available for purchase in our Webinar Library after the presentation.

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Aug 15 2023


Mountain Time (MDT)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 15 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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  • Ragen Chastain (she/her)
    Ragen Chastain (she/her)

    Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, conference, and college audiences from Kaiser Permanente and the Diabetes Education Specialists National Conference, to Amazon and Google, to Dartmouth, Cal Tech and canfitpro. Author of the Weight and Healthcare newsletter, the book Fat: The Owner’s Manual, co-author of HAES Health Sheets, and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. In her free time, Ragen is a national dance champion, triathlete, and marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon. Ragen lives in LA with her fiancée Julianne and their adorable dog.

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