Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
respected,
and supported in compassionate self-care

Upcoming Events/Past Engagements

Dr. Linda Bacon, a passionate and charismatic scientist and storyteller, is sparking discussion and revolutionizing how people think about their bodies.

Excerpt from a petition at MoveOn.org, signed by hundreds.



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Upcoming Events

    Past Seminars and Workshops

    • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, San Francisco Chapter
      November 04 | 2017Walnut Creek, CA

      When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

      Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
      Workshop DescriptionHandouts (PW protected)
    • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Orange County Chapter
      October 14 | 2017Orange County, California

      Gala. 9:00 - 12:00. When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

      Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
      Workshop Description
    • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Los Angeles Chapter
      October 14 | 2017Los Angeles, California

      Gala. 1:00 - 5:00. When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

      Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
      Workshop Description
    • National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference
      May 12 | 2017Toronto, CA.

      Closing Keynote: From Marginalization to Love: How Resisting the Gender Binary Taught Me to Respect my Body

      Conference Registration form
    • More than One Struggle: Intersections and Activism Social Justice Conference
      April 06 | 2017University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
      Keynote Speech: There is no Social Justice Without Bodies: Weight Stigma as a Social Justice IssueReflection Questions (Requires password)Conference descriptionSlide Presentation (Requires PW)
    • Be Nourished Training Institute
      October 10 | 2016Portland, Oregon
      Guest Seminar: Speaking Brave in Body Talk: Navigating Vulnerability AND Protection
    • University of Portland
      October 07 | 2016Portland, Oregon
      Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm and Cultivating Body Respect: a Workshop for Professionals
    • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
      May 24 - May 25 | 2016Barcelona, Spain
      The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm
    • Renfrew Center Eating Disorders conference
      November 14 - November 16 | 2015Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      From Weight Fears to Body Respect: Unraveling the Path
    • National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference
      April 17 | 2015Toronto, Canada
      Find YOUR voice for Body RespectEvent flyer
    • National Health Service (NHS)
      December 17 | 2014Inverness, Scotland
      Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative
    • Highland Research Forum, Centre for Health Science, University of The Highlands and Islands
      December 16 | 2014Inverness, Scotland
      Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative
    • The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
      November 08 | 2014Towson, Maryland
      Cultivating Body Respect for Every Body (a community event, open to the general public)Event brochure
    • The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
      November 07 | 2014Towson, Maryland
      Cultivating Body Respect for Every Body (a half day workshop for professionals)Program description
    • Women’s Health Clinic
      October 24 | 2014Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
      Body Respect: Navigating Concerns in Clinical Practice
    • Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference
      October 23 | 2014Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
      Body Trust and Respect as a Prescription for Successful Diabetes Care: Why It’s Time to Ditch the Diet Mentality
    • Family Health Team Registered Dietitians Conference
      September 19 | 2014Toronto, Canada
      Keynote Speech: Critical Dietetics: Making Peace in the War on Obesity
    • Critical Dietetics conference
      August 16 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
      The Resilient Advocate: Cultivating Strategies for Managing Resistance to Critical Thought
    • Critical Dietetics conference
      August 15 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
      Opening Plenary: Promoting Diversity, Redressing Inequity, and Seeking Social Justice in Dietetics
    • Bacon & Aphramor, privately sponsored workshop
      August 14 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
      Cultivating Body Respect: Personal and Political (half day workshop, co-conducted with Lucy Aphramor)
    • Be Nourished
      July 01 | 2014Portland, Oregon
      Body Respect, for All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On (full day workshop co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor)
    • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
      June 25 - June 29 | 2014Seattle, Washington
      Passing the Message On: HAES Facilitator's Training (co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor)
    • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
      June 24 | 2014Seattle, Washington
      Celebrating Queer Bodies
    • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
      June 21 | 2014Seattle, Washington
      Body Respect, For All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On (full day workshop co-conducted with Dr. Lucy Aphramor)
    • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
      June 19 | 2014Seattle, Washington
      Clinical Training: Implementing Body Respect into Eating Disorders Care, co-conducted with Lucy Aphramor
    • Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology
      May 27 | 2014Hillsboro, Oregon
      Keynote Talk: Diversity Day Conference
    • Portland State University
      May 23 | 2014Portland, Oregon
      Body Respect, for All Bodies
    • Oregon State University
      May 22 | 2014Corvallis, Oregon
      Health at Every Size: Challenging the Dietetics Paradigm
    • Oregon State University
      May 22 | 2014Corvallis, Oregon
      The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm
    • Eating Disorder Recovery Support conference
      February 06 | 2014Petaluma, California
      Keynote Talk: The Resilient Health at Every Size Practitioner
    • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) conference
      October 19 - October 20 | 2013Melbourne, Australia

      Workshop 1: Weight Science: Examining the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift

      Workshop 2: Implementing Health at Every Size in Clinical Practice

    • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) conference
      October 18 | 2013Melbourne, Australia
      Keynote Talk: Shifting Paradigms in Obesity Research
    • Australian Psychological Society (APS)’s Psychology of Eating, Weight, and Body Image Interest Group
      October 14 - October 16 | 2013Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, Australia
      Australian Speaking Tour: Shifting Paradigms in Weight Science: Evidence and PracticeEvent brochure
    • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) annual conference
      July 28 | 2013Las Vegas, Nevada
      Keynote Talk: Speaking Fat: Meeting Resistance, Cultivating Resilience
    • Association for Size Diversity and Health conference
      June 30 | 2013Chicago, Illinois
      The Resilient Health at Every Size Practitioner
    • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
      June 24 - June 28 | 2013Seattle, Washington
      Passing on the Message: Health at Every Size Facilitator Training (co-conducted by Lucy Aphramor, PhD)
    • Centre for Exercise and Health
      March 25 | 2013Coventry, England
      Changing Paradigms in Weight Science
    • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Puget Sound Chapter
      September 29 | 2012Seattle, Washington
      Addressing Weight in Clinical Practice
    • No Lose Conference
      September 08 | 2012Oakland, California
      Plenary Discussion: Challenging Weight Discourse
    • Green Mountain at Fox Run
      August 09 | 2012Ludlow, Vermont
      Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On
    • Health at Every Size International Research Symposium
      June 05 | 2012Toronto, Canada
    • International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Orange County Chapter
      June 01 | 2012Costa Mesa, California
    • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, San Diego Chapter
      May 30 | 2012La Jolla, California
    • American Dietetic Association Conference
      September 25 | 2011San Diego, California
      The War on Obesity: A Battle Worth Fighting?
    • Find Your Voice!
      August 15 | 2011San Francisco, California
      How to Challenge Resistance and Talk Persuasively about Size Acceptance, a participatory workshop.
    • Association for Size Diversity and Health
      August 13 | 2011San Francisco, California
      Keynote Talk: Weight Science and Health at Every Size: Crafting the Message
    • Dairy Council of British Columbia Nutrition Forum
      June 08 | 2011Vancouver, Canada
      Strategies for Attuned Eating and Beyond
    • Healthy for Life Program, Queen of the Valley Medical Center
      December 06 | 2010Napa, California
    • California State University Dietetics Program
      November 19 | 2010Chico, California
      Health Professionals: Navigating Weight Concerns
    • California State University Dietetics Program
      November 18 | 2010Chico, California
      Students: Understanding Weight
    • University of North Carolina
      November 09 | 2010Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Boulder Youth Body Alliance
      November 02 | 2010Boulder, Colorado
    • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
      October 29 | 2010Omaha, Nebraska
    • Touro University
      October 21 | 2010Vallejo, California
    • California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
      October 18 | 2010San Francisco, California
    • UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST)
      October 15 | 2010San Francisco, California
    • University of Michigan Health Services
      October 07 | 2010Ann Arbor, Michigan
      Workshop: Navigating Weight Concerns in Clinical Practice
    • University of Michigan
      October 06 | 2010Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Health at Every Size summit
      August 09 | 2010San Francisco, California
    • Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
      July 09 | 2010Springfield, Missouri
      Unmasking Weight Bias and Thin Privilege: Developing Strategies for Responsible Embodiment and Health Promotion
    • Tom Waddell Health Center
      November 17 | 2009San Francisco, California
      What Health Practitioners Need to Know about Weight Concerns
    • Health Equity Lifestyle Plan (HELP)
      August 27 | 2009Coventry, England
      Incorporating Health at Every Size into Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Well Now Salon
      August 26 | 2009Coventry, England
      Practical Lessons in Health at Every Size, a facilitated discussion
    • HAES United Kingdom
      August 21 | 2009Coventry, England
      Advanced Health at Every Size
    • HAES United Kingdom
      August 12 | 2009Coventry, England
      Introduction to Health at Every Size
    • Association for Size Diversity and Health conference
      August 02 | 2009Chicago, Illinois
      Health at Every Size: The Year in Review
    • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
      August 01 | 2009Chicago, Illinois
      Keynote Speech: Reflections on Fat Acceptance: Lessons Learned from Privilege
    • Reykjavik University
      May 29 | 2008Reykjavik, Iceland
      Health at Every Size: Making Peace in the War on Obesity
    • Iceland Air
      May 29 | 2008Reykjavik, Iceland
      Health at Every Size: Making Peace with your Body