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

  • May 122017
    National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference

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

Past Seminars and Workshops

  • 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