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The Intersection of Food, Mental Health and the Body

November 19 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am

In this era of increased mental health distress, our communities are experiencing overwhelm that can sacrifice our healthy relationships to food and our bodies. Come hear expert dietician – nutritionist and body positivity crusader Ayana Habtemariam speak on the complex relationships between food, body and mental health as well as compounding factors of outside influences and the upcoming holidays. Learn about strategies and resources you can use with your clients. 

* This HPG presentation will be recorded. For those who would like to attend, but find that the time of the presentation doesn’t work with your schedule, you may signup and get the recording of the presentation afterwards.



$15 Drop-In Free | Free for HPG Members


About the presenter:

Ayana Habtemariam MSW, RD, LDN, is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and macro social worker based in Arlington, Va. She is the owner of Truly Real Nutrition, LLC, a private nutrition practice where she empowers clients to give up dieting in exchange for trusting their bodies and breaking free from food rules that result in feelings of failure and shame. 

Ayana is committed to increasing awareness of weight inclusive philosophies in Black communities and believes that weight-centric approaches to health and wellness only serve to exacerbate body image issues, stress, and anxiety which contribute to increased rates of chronic diseases often seen in Black communities. 

She was recently elected to the Board of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and is the co-founder of Reclaiming Our Plate, a collective of Black Registered Dietitians empowering our community, centering our stories and creating a world where we are free to be, eat and live in peace.

Learn more about Ayana and her practice here: https://www.trulyrealnutrition.com/


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