HAES® Curriculum

The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA), and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) are pleased to offer the Health At Every Size® Curriculum for the education of college and university students and health professionals. The Health at Every Size model is a health-focused, weight-neutral approach to health that promotes the right to be peaceful in one’s body. This curriculum was developed to educate others on adopting a weight neutral approach towards health, thereby filling a void in health curriculum at colleges, universities, and professional training programs.

PowerPoint presentations of the three main components of the HAES Curriculum (OverviewDeveloping a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise, and Size Acceptance) may be obtained by clicking on the links below. For more information about the curriculum, including a description, learning objectives, and instructor tips, please see the “About” page of this website. Videos of the three components have been recorded, and supplemental materials are also available for download. We also welcome Feedback after you have used the curriculum.  All feedback will be considered in future revisions of the curriculum.

License: The HAES Curriculum is licensed pursuant to Creative Commons. We give permission for any educational, non-commercial use of this curriculum. By downloading any portion of the HAES Curriculum, you are agreeing to use it for educational, non-commercial purposes and in its unaltered, original format. Thank you!

Health At Every Size Overview Title PageDownload the Overview
PowerPoint here
(no voiceover).

This PowerPoint with voiceover
may be viewed on the Videos page.

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise Title PageDownload the Developing a Healthy
Relationship 
with Food and Exercise

PowerPoint here (no voiceover).

This PowerPoint with voiceover
may be viewed on the Videos page.

Size Acceptance Title Page

Download the Size Acceptance
PowerPoint here
(no voiceover).

This PowerPoint with voiceover
may be viewed on the Videos page.

Creative Commons License
Health At Every Size® Curriculum by ASDAH, NAAFA, & SNEB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

4 comments

  1. Kim Freitas · · Reply

    Thank you so much. I really look forward to using this as I promote the HAES approach here as an Occupational Health Nurse.

  2. Avery Ray Colter · · Reply

    I called in to KPFA’s program About Health and gave them this web site. I hope you get some traffic from there. The February after I joined NAAFA in 1988, the SF Bay Area chapter had a health fair. I thought it was a wonderful thing, and with the advances made with collaborations such as this curriculum, this may be something to consider once more. In addition, politicians at all levels often have town halls either for general interaction or specifically on public health topics, and often the weight-centered approach advocates make their case unopposed. These officials make decisions about which health approaches will be given, if not outright public funding, at least a lot of publicity to their constituents; showing up at these events and giving them an earful can get their mental gears turning, give the other warm bodies something to bring home, and just plain feels good. May you all provide copious earfuls!

  3. Bonnie Wolf · · Reply

    Can you direct me to any resources for teaching these concepts to children? Thanks!

    1. Hi Bonnie,

      Here are some resources for working with children:

      Kathy Kater, Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know (curriculum for grades 4-6) https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=33&category=search&keyword=&bookTitle=&author=Kathy+Kater&x=23&y=13

      Robison, Cool, Jackson, & Satter, Helping Without HarminG (article) https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=34&articleID=70

      NAAFA, Child Advocacy Toolkit http://issuu.com/naafa/docs/naafa_childadvocacy2011combined_v04?e=2877530/2670810

      ASDAH, What should we do about chiLdren and weight? https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=34&articleID=167

      AED Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=34&articleID=180

      We hope you find these useful. You can also search for children’s issues on the ASDAH Resources webpages (https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=31).

      Fall Ferguson (On behalf of the HAES Curriculum Team)

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