An Introduction to Intuitive Eating for Health Professionals

Are you a healthcare practitioner looking to learn more about using a weight inclusive approach in your practice?

Curious about the philosophies of Health at Every Size, intuitive eating, and body positivity? 

Hungry to learn how to help yourself and clients ditch diet culture and fatphobic messages?

This presentation may be exactly what you need!


Intuitive eating offers an alternative look at health and wellness and is an approach that does not focus on dieting and weight loss. Rather, it examines our relationships with food from a holistic standpoint, looking at what we eat and why, and offers clients with alternative strategies to calorie-counting and portion sizes, to aid in developing healthier relationships with food. 

Intuitive & mindful eating have gained popularity in recent years and many health professionals wonder if they can really help improve health when other ways have failed? Are these out-of-the-box approaches to food and eating science based? Is it true these philosophies encourage clients to “eat what you want, when you want”?


Topic: An Introduction to Intuitive Eating for Health Professionals

When: October 18th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: 2325 Rue du Centre, Montreal, Qc, H3K 1J6

Presenter: Mallory Frayn, PhD candidate, Jonah Kimmel, chef and Lisa Rutledge, RD.

What to expect: 1-hour presentation where you will hear from an experienced registered dietitian (Lisa Rutledge) and PhD candidate in clinical psychology (Mallory Frayn) followed by a guided food tasting experience by our culinary expert, Jonah Kimmel.

The presentation will provide an overview of intuitive eating and its principles, as an alternative to traditional diet mentalities towards health and well-being. As well as discuss how to identify clients/patients for whom intuitive eating support may be helpful, ways to apply intuitive eating principles with your clients and provide resources for furthering your knowledge in this area. Chef Jonah will engage attendees in a tasting exercise to further highlight the everyday applicability of intuitive eating.




Can I buy tickets at the door?

Due to limited seating, it is encouraged that you purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Online ticket sales end on October 17th at 17h00. Last minute decisions to attend are welcome but to avoid disappointment, please verify with Lisa ( if there is room.

What health professionals are allowed to attend?

Anyone who is working with clients in the healthcare field are welcome to join: nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, art therapists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, fitness trainers, etc. Dietitians & nutritionists are welcome too however, a workshop specifically designed for nutrition professionals (and students) will be offered by Lisa Rutledge in the near future. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Charlevoix metro station is located 4min from the space. Free street parking is available. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email Lisa Rutledge directly here: or contact her by phone: 514-883-5692


What’s the refund policy?

Unfortunately, refunds are not possible. Tickets are transferable.


Is this workshop eligible for continuing education credits?

You will be given a certificate of attendance (1.5hr) that can be submitted to your regulatory body to apply for continuting education credits.