Body Kindness Seminar 

Spring 2021

Please Note: Sign up is open through Jan 22 (first session Jan 15)

The Body Kindness seminar is a 13 week program based on the book, "Body Kindness" by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN. Each week, the group meets for 45 minutes to discuss, share, and work through topics, including - but not limited to - nutrition, developing kindness towards ourselves and our bodies, breaking ties to diet culture, creating a healthy relationship with food, and building self-compassion to help us live longer, more positive lives.

Body Kindness is based on these principles:

  1. “What you do: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep and more
  2. How you feel: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head
  3. Who you are: goal setting based on your personal values
  4. Where you belong: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life.”


Expectations for Participation / Who May Benefit

This group is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical or health condition. Rather, the workshop seeks to provide guidance and support on developing a better relationship with food and our bodies by moving away from diet culture and building up self-compassion and acceptance. If you feel that you could benefit from a better relationship with food and body acceptance, this group is for you. Participants must be enrolled Emory students. 


Seminar Program Schedule

Meetings are weekly on Fridays at 1 PM through Zoom (this time may change based on demand or scheduling. Everyone who signs up will receive ample notification of any changes. Location will not change for Spring 2021). 

Week Meeting Date Title  Assignments Due
1 15-Jan

Introduction and Overview 

Note: Sign up remains open until week 2

Privacy Forms
Introduction of Body Kindness
2 22-Jan

Note: Sign up Closes

Choosing Body Kindness – The Path to Transforming Your Health

Chapter 1 Read
3 29-Jan Eating with Body Kindness – Free Yourself from Food Rules Chapter 2 Read
4 5-Feb Fitness for your life – choose what works for you Chapter 3 Read
5 12-Feb Sleep – the Secret Superpower for Spiraling Up” Chapter 4 Read
6 19-Feb All Feelings Matter – How Bad Feelings are Good for You Chapter 5 Read
7 26-Feb Make Room for More Fun – Feel Better, Do Better Chapter 6 Read
8 5-Mar Bouncing Back and Growing Stronger – Body Kindness Enhances Resilience Chapter 7 Read
9 12-Mar Decide What You Stand for – Set Values-Driven Goals for Success Chapter 8 Read
10 19-Mar Break for Midterms None
11 26-Mar Decide What You Stand for – Set Values-Driven Goals for Success Chapter 9 Read
12 2-Apr Transform Your Health with Action – Planning and Time Management for Success Chapter 10 Read
13 9-Apr Befriend Yourself – The Beautiful Power of Self- Compassion Chapter 11 Read
14 16-Apr Nurture Your Closest Connections – Spiral Up with Those Who Matter Most Chapter 12 Read
15 23-Apr Build Your Body Kindness Tribe – Your “People” Will Inspire You Chapter 13 Read
16 30-Apr Wrap Up


How to Participate

  1. Complete the sign up link (closes Jan 22, 2021).
  2. Obtain a copy of "Body Kindness" by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN (email us if you need to borrow a copy of the book or have financial constraints). Estimated cost $15.
  3. Look out for your welcome email with follow up instructions! 
  4. Mark your calendar so you never miss a session. 

You MUST complete the above steps to be able to participate. The meeting link will be provided each week with a password for access. 


Questions? Comments? Email us directly!

Carol Kelly, MS, RD, LD, CHES at 

Brittany Verras, MPH, RD, LD at 





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