#240: Aging, Diet Culture, and Body Changes Around Menopause with Erica Leon, Health At Every Size Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor

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Fellow Health At Every Size® dietitian Erica Leon joins us to discuss why people are particularly vulnerable to diet culture as they age, intuitive eating in midlife and menopause, the importance of normalizing body changes throughout the life cycle, how Erica transitioned her work from weight-centric to weight-inclusive, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to process the constant headlines coming out about COVID-19 and weight.

Erica Leon MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD, is a New York-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Her specialty area of practice is nutrition therapy for the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. She works with adults, families, teens and children using a Health at Every Size®, non-diet and weight-neutral approach to help chronic dieters and those recovering from disordered eating to ultimately make peace with food and their bodies.

Erica’s more-than-30-year nutrition career has been quite varied. She has worked in hospitals, taught nutrition at the college level and worked in sales, public relations and marketing for a wide range of nutrition products. Ultimately, combining her skills and interests, Erica established a private nutrition practice in 1998. Her specialty work in eating-disorder treatment soon followed.

Erica has written professional articles on nutrition, is a frequent speaker on topics such as eating disorder prevention and childhood weight concerns and belongs to many professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Academy of Eating Disorders. Find her online at EricaLeon.com.

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