Maybe you feel dietland doesn’t need changing... we believe that it drives most of the £15bn U.K. economic impact of eating disorders. Or to put it another way 91% of our youngsters (girls mainly but also boys) dislike their own bodies enough to adopt life threatening eating patterns - anorexia has the highest mortality rate of mental health illnesses. It’s time to stop seeing these issues as separate or inevitable. Please support the mission to change dietland as a not-for-profit.
We are sharing the studies that show slimming clubs increase weight stigma > increase stress > increase cortisol > increase appetite > have short term efficacy > leading to weight cycling or yo-yo-ing!
We are pioneering the inclusive approach > working with all weights together > reducing weight stigma > reducing judgement > reducing stress > enabling food and body ease > long term.
We meet every member - where they are - empowering them to find their own theory of change; for some that's...
We don't judge - we...
We're ready to replicate and build our network UK wide. We have a volunteer pool of 40, and rising, that wish to train or be trained to open these first pilot groups.
After voting, please share what we are doing at Nutriri* - help us become the compassionate alternative to body shaming slimming only clubs.
As a thank you, please feel free to try our Mindful Eating course here.
WINNING #VOOM will enable nutriri.org to establish it's infrastructure; it's personal development academy. We are bringing together those who want to see change; swapping skills and sharing knowledge.
Recognising that 'lived experience' is equally as valuable, we also champion the 'lay person' (Nutriri* founder Helen includes herself right here)
WINNING #VOOM and the Virgin Unite IMPACT AWARD will also enable us to develop work skills training packages to provide a 'route to business from benefits'... not too long ago Helen was signed off 'long term sick' and claiming ESA (employment support allowance) for a chronic and life long medical condition.
We want to enable people, possibly with very low self-esteem who think they have no experience or skills, and empower them to run a fulfilling business; a social franchise making real change.
Thank you for checking out our pitch.