When working in the world of Intuitive Eating, Non-Diet approaches and body affirming care, there’s so much to learn (and unlearn!) so it can be difficult to know where to start. Believe us, we’ve been there. We know how challenging it can be to find ways of working that align with our values of kindness, justice and care for our clients and community, especially in a weight-centric system. 

At the core of everything we do is our goal of providing better, more compassionate healthcare for all people, but we can’t do that alone. As such, we’re also big believers in supporting and empowering other clinicians; so it’s part of our role as educators and advocates for the non-diet approach to share the things we’ve learned along the way. Throughout our Learn with LCIE program, we’re serving up a big juicy slice of the essential literature, tools and skills that inform our practice as nutrition counsellors, with a side serve of our team’s knowledge, experience and support along the way. 

The Learn with LCIE program is a series of three courses, designed to equip nutrition professionals with the knowledge, skills and understanding to support your professional development as a nutrition counsellor, and provide your clients with care that you can be proud of!

Who Learn with LCIE is for:

Nutritionists, dietitians and healthcare professionals who are involved in giving advice around food, eating and nutrition, and/or supporting folks with eating disorders, disordered eating or body image concerns. This program is not a substitute for appropriate qualification(s) in your relevant field, and you as a clinician are responsible for staying within your scope of practice. This program for informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for clinical supervision or appropriate clinical registration.

About the program:

We currently offer three courses to support professionals in their practice. Our original course, Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice, launched in early 2019, and has since seen hundreds of professionals learn about, and make a commitment to, non-diet, weight inclusive practice. But we also acknowledge that one course could never contain the breadth and depth of learning useful when working as a nutrition counsellor.

So, in October 2019, we ran two in-person workshops for clinicians, to help them build some of the advanced counselling skills we and our colleagues find useful in supporting our clients. It was always our intention to continue providing this training and support to our colleagues, and while we love being able to do this in person, 2020 had other plans for us! We also wanted to make these workshops more accessible to HCPs worldwide, and so the second and third online courses were born!

To develop these courses, we took the key themes from our in-person workshops, built on them and adapted the content for an online learning environment. Splitting the workshop into two courses enabled us to pack in even more juicy content, skills and learning for you to sip on, and allowed us to refine the modules into a logical, theory to practice model to support your learning. As such, we recommend undertaking the courses in order, starting with 1. Applying IE and NDA in Practice, then completing 2. Advanced Counselling Skills, before rounding it out with 3. Nutrition Counselling in Practice.

All of our courses under the Learn with LCIE program include access to an exclusive online Facebook community, where we hold monthly live Q&A sessions and our team (and your peers) are on hand to offer support and advice. The courses run on a quarterly cycle and build on one another, so we recommend undertaking them in the order we have outlined. 

1: Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice

Course 1 contains the following modules:

2: Advanced Counselling Skills

Course 2 contains the following modules:

3: Nutrition Counselling in Practice

Course 3 contains the following Modules: