Today is a first for ED Matters, as Kathy interviews two guests at once. Chevese Turner, founder, president, and CEO of the binge eating disorder association, aka BEDA, and Robyn Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD, are here today to talk about weight stigma, and weight bias in the treatment of binge eating disorder – please enjoy this in depth conversation.
Chevese Turner –
Chevese Turner founded the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in June 2008 recognizing the need for an organization to advocate on behalf of individuals affected by binge eating disorder (BED) and the providers who treat them. Turner’s well-rounded career in the health care, pharmaceutical, political and non-profit arenas, as well as her many leadership roles within these fields, prepared her to launch BEDA, the only organization specifically suited to support individuals and treatment professionals managing BED.
Robyn Goldberg is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified eating disorder specialist, certified intuitive eating expert and a HAES (Health at Every Size) clinician. Robyn has spent years learning from some of the best in the industry and continues to seek professional mentoring, attends innovative conferences and stays abreast with the most current literature.
Robyn began her career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as the in-patient dietitian in the Department of Cardiology. For the last 19 years, Robyn Goldberg has had a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, where she specializes in medical conditions, disordered eating, eating disorders, dual diagnosis, preventative nutrition and athletes maximizing optimal nutrition.
Robyn promotes an opportunity to excel in personal health and fitness maintenance through a lecture series in association with several medical groups. She consistently instructs professionals, students and RDs about how to best incorporate intuitive eating and health at every size® approaches into their work and lives. She teaches nutrition classes on a wide array of topics for the Motion Picture Industry’s Wellness Program.
Actively involved in the nutrition and body positive community, Robyn is also a member of organizations including: Association of Size Diversity and Health and The International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. She also serves as a Nutrition Consultant for the Celiac Disease Foundation. Robyn also leads several body image and eating disorder groups in sober living settings in the Los Angeles Area.
Robyn is a nationally renowned contributing author registered dietitian nutritionist. She has been quoted as an expert in various publications including The New York Times, Shape Magazine, Fitness, Oxygen, Life & Style, Natural Solutions, Beverly Hills Weekly and Today’s Dietitian. In addition, Robyn has also served as an eating disorder specialist on the nationally televised show “The Insider”.