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Join us for the Next #AEDchat 

 Yoga and Eating Disorders
Tuesday, February 7th @ 9:00 PM EST

with Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT

and Guest Speaker

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD


Anastasia Nevin MS, RDN, RYT is a Nutrition Therapist and Yoga Instructor  who specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating.  She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC.  Anastasia incorporates mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to nourish their body and soul..  

Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Psychology.  She went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, and worked in both outpatient and Eating Disorder treatment program settings. Prior to opening her practice, Anastasia was the Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Therapist at Monte Nido's EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York).  Anastasia offers one-on-one nutrition counseling  and runs therapeutic groups, empowering her clients to heal their relationship to food.  She uses a non-diet, body positive and holistic approach. 

Anastasia also teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes at her beloved home studio Laughing Lotus.  She is trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda (India's holistic medicine system) & Restorative Yoga, and incorporates  body-centered healing into an integrative, therapeutic approach.

Anastasia is actively engaged with IAEDP New York Chapter (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), the International Federation of Eating Disorder DietitiansThe Academy for Eating Disorders,  as well as  Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups. Anastasia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).  She is a regular contributor to the website Recovery Warriors and wellness site Sonima

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD is a Professor and Division Head in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Her research is aimed at understanding and preventing a broad spectrum of eating and weight-related problems including poor dietary intake, eating disorders, unhealthy weight control behaviors, body dissatisfaction and obesity.

She has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for both epidemiologic and intervention studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and various other organizations. Her research has been recognized with awards from the Academy for Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association, and the Eating Disorders Coalition.

She has published over 450 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a book for parents of adolescents entitled: "I'm, like, SO, fat!" Helping your teen make healthy choices about eating and exercise in a weight-obsessed world. Current research interests include investigating the potential for the practice of yoga as a tool to address eating disorders and relevant risk factors. Dr. Neumark-Sztainer is a certified yoga instructor, teaches therapeutic yoga to individuals with eating disorders, and is studying the impact of yoga on eating behaviors, psychological well-being, and weight status.

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

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Past Twitter Chats:

Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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