Speaking, Consulting & Advocacy

Dr. Bacon’s mission is to help shift the paradigm from weight to body respect. She provides the education and inspiration to support the personal, professional, organizational, and institutional transformation that leads to a more just world, where all bodies are respected and celebrated. Professionals – and people on their own personal journeys to body appreciation – call the presentations conducted by Linda “life-changing,” providing the critical thought, practical strategies and inspiration that motivate compassionate self-care and confidence in guiding others. A compelling and dynamic speaker, Bacon conducts seminars, trainings, keynotes, conference presentations, workshops and special events. She also provides consulting and advocacy services to help you or your organization in health promotion and fostering an inclusive environment where all people feel seen, respected and can thrive. Contact Linda to discuss how she can be helpful for your organization. Follow this link to check out testimonials.

Download Bacon’s speaker’s kit here.

Download a general educational Resource List here. (This Resource List is better for black and white printing and distribution.)

Upcoming Events

April 6, 2017, More than One Struggle: Intersections and Activism Social Justice Conference, Keynote Speech, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

May 12, 2017, National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference, Closing Keynote, Toronto, CA.

Past Seminars and Workshops

October 7, 2016, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon. Download password-protected slides.

May 24-25, 2016, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Download password-protected slides.

November 14-16, 2015, From Weight Fears to Body Respect: Unraveling the Path, Renfrew conference, Philadelphia, PA. Download password protected slides. Download HAES Resources.

April 17, 2015, Find YOUR voice for Body Respect, National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference, Toronto, Canada.

November 8, 2014, Cultivating Body Respect for Every Body, a community event, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, Towson, MD.

November 7, 2014, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, Towson, MD. Half day workshop for health care professionals. Download password protected slides.

October 24, 2014, Women’s Health Clinic, Body Respect: Navigating Concerns in Clinical Practice. Download password-protected slides and a resource list.

October 23, 2014, Canadian Diabetes Association Professional conference, Body Trust and Respect as a Prescription for Successful Diabetes Care: Why It’s Time to Ditch the Diet Mentality, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Download password-protected slides.

September 19, 2014, Dietitians of Canada conference, Toronto, Canada. Download password protected slides.

August 16th, 2014, The Resilient Advocate: Cultivating Strategies for Managing Resistance to Critical Thought, Critical Dietetics conference, Chicago, Illinois.

August 15th, 2014, Promoting Diversity, Redressing Inequity, and Seeking Social Justice in Dietetics (Opening Plenary), Critical Dietetics conference, Chicago, Illinois. Download password-protected transcript.

August 14th, 2014, Cultivating Body Respect, Personal and Political (half day workshop co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor), Chicago, Illinois.

July 1, 2014, Body Respect, For All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On, (full day workshop co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor and sponsored by Be Nourished), Portland, Oregon.

June 25-29, 2014, Passing the Message On: HAES Facilitators’ Training, Opal Food & Body Wisdom (sponsor), Seattle, Washington.

June 24, 2014, Celebrating Queer Bodies, Opal Food & Body Wisdom, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

June 21, 2014, Body Respect, For All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On, (full day workshop co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor and sponsored by Opal Food & Body Wisdom), Seattle, Washington.

June 19, 2019, Clinical Training on Implementing Body Respect into Eating Disorders Care, Staff training at Opal Food & Body Wisdom co-conducted with Lucy Aphramor.

May 27, 2014, Keynote Talk, Diversity Day, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Hillsboro, Oregon. Download password-protected slides here.

May 23, 2014, Body Respect, For All Bodies, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Download password protected seminar slides.

May 22, 2014, Health at Every Size: Challenging the Dietetics Paradigm, Oregon State University classroom presentations, Corvallis, Oregon. Download a resource list for students.

May 22, 2014, The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 5:30 p.m. Download password-protected slides .

February 6, 2014, Keynote Talk, The Resilient Health at Every Size Practitioner, Eating Disorder Recovery Support annual conference, Petaluma, CA. Read excerpt.

December 16, 2014, Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative, Highland Research Forum, Centre for Health Science, University of The Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland. Download slides.

December 17, 2014, Advancing HAES – Learning from Practice (day-long workshop), NHS (National Health Service) Highland, Inverness, Scotland.

December 17, 2014, Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative, National Health Service, Inverness, Scotland. Download slides.

Australian Speaking tour: click here for details and registration information. Includes:

10/17-20/13, Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS), Melbourne, Australia.
Keynote Speech: Friday, Oct. 18th, 4:30-5:30
Workshop: Weight Science – Examining the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift, Saturday, Oct. 19th
Workshop: Implementing Health at Every Size in Clinical Practice, Sunday, Oct. 20th
10/14/13, Sydney, Australia (9:00 to 5:00 workshop)
10/15/13, Brisbane, Australia (9:00 to 5:00 workshop)
10/16/13, Adelaide, Australia (9:00 to 5:00 workshop)

Click here for follow-up Resources for Australian seminars.
Click here for slides for Workshop 1.
Click here for slides for Workshop 2.

7/28/13, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance annual conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Conference Keynote: Speaking Fat: Meeting Resistance, Cultivating Resilience.

6/24-28/13, Passing on the Message: Health At Every Size® Facilitator Training, Sponsored by Opal Food + Body Wisdom, Seattle, WA.  WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT RESOURCES (password-protected):  Monday slides | Tuesday slides | Wednesday slides | Thursday slides | Friday slides | Embodiment and Eating | Size Awareness | Social Justice

6/30/13, The Resilient HAES® Practitioner, Association for Size Diversity and Health conference, Chicago, Illinois.

3/25/13, Centre for Exercise and Health, Coventry, England.

9/29/12, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, Seattle, WA. Password protected download for participants.

9/8/12, No Lose conference, Oakland, CA.

8/9/12, Green Mountain at Fox Run, Ludlow, Vermont.

6/15/12, Health at Every Size International Research Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

6/1/12, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), Orange County Chapter, Costa Mesa, CA. Password protected download for participants.

5/30/12, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), San Diego Chapter, La Jolla, CA. Password protected download for participants.

9/25/11, American Dietetic Association, The War on Obesity: A Battle Worth Fighting?, San Diego, CA. (Recording available for purchase from the ADA.)

     Resources

Follow-up Resources
Linda Bacon's Financial Conflict of Interest (COI) form.
John Foreyt's Financial COI form.
Excerpt: Impact of $ on belief system about weight.
Excerpt: Dieting and Intuitive Eating.
Excerpt: Rebuttal to "evidence" of sustained weight loss.
Blog post: the pre-event backstory.
Blog post: comments after.
Blog post: Finding Hope.

8/15/11, Find Your Voice! How to Challenge Resistance and Talk Persuasively About Size Acceptance, a participatory workshop facilitated by Linda Bacon, San Francisco, CA.

8/13/11, Keynote talk, Association for Size Diversity and Health, San Francisco, CA.

6/8/11, Dairy Council of British Columbia Nutrition Forum, Vancouver, Canada. Password protected download for participants.

12/16/10, Healthy for Life program, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, California.

11/19/10, California State University Dietetics Program (for health professionals), Chico, CA.

11/18/10, California State University Dietetics Program (for students and general public), Chico, CA.

11/9/10, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC.

10/29/10, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

11/2/10, Boulder Youth Body Alliance, Boulder, CO.

10/21/10, Touro University, Vallejo, CA.

10/18/10, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA.

10/15/10, UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST), San Francisco, CA.

10/6/10, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

10/7/10, University of Michigan class: Feminist Perspectives in Health, Ann Arbor, MI.

10/7/10, University of Michigan Health Services, Ann Arbor, MI.

8/9/10, HAES Summit, San Francisco, CA.

7/9/10, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Unmasking Weight Bias and Thin Privilege: Developing Strategies for Responsible Embodiment and Health Promotion.

11/17/09, Tom Waddell Health Center, What Health Care Practitioners Need to Know About Weight Concerns.

8/27/09, Health Equality Lifestyle Plan (HELP): Incorporating Health at Every Size into Cardiac Rehabilitation.

8/26/09, Well Now Salon: Practical Lessons in Health at Every Size, a facilitated discussion.

8/21/09, HAES UK: Advanced Health at Every Size.

8/12/09, HAES UK: Introduction to Health at Every Size.

8/7/09, Body Respect Workgroup: Facilitating Health at Every Size programs, a facilitated discussion.

8/2/09, Association for Size Diversity and Health conference: Health at Every Size: The Year in Review.

8/1/09, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Conference (keynote speech): Reflections on Fat Acceptance: Lessons Learned from Privilege (Click on the title to read a transcript of the presentation.)

5/29/08, Reykjavik University, Iceland: Health at Every Size: Making Peace in the War on Obesity.

5/29/08, Iceland Air, Iceland: Health at Every Size: Making Peace with Your Body.

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