Barriers to HAES in Dietetic Practice With Rachel Larkey

Rachel Larkey on her recent research investigating barriers to HAES(R)-aligned Dietetic practice.


In this episode, Rachel shares how her thesis evolved into a research paper recently published in journal of critical dietetics, she shares the three key barriers identified by dietitians when introducing IE and HAES approaches with clients in the community setting and how they showed up, how autonomy can help facilitate the use of IE and HAES in community practice and other ways forward for dietitians working in this space.


As mentioned in the podcast & additional links suggested by Rachel:

  • “Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size in community settings – a dietitian’s perspective of practice barriers” research paper. 

“These are some cool scholarships and groups/orgs that I recommend to my patients frequently, and they could do with some love”

More about Rachel: 

Rachel Larkey, MS, RD, CDN, CLC is a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor. She currently works full time at a federally qualified healthcare center in New York and sees a limited amount of private clients virtually. She is dedicated to exploring ways to adapt HAES-based care and Intuitive Eating to the needs of public health and community nutrition spaces.

Connect with Rachel:

Website – currently under construction and coming soon!



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