16th Oct 2018 // The Health Question

by Becky Amoi Young
16th Oct 2018 // The Health Question

Anti Diet Riot Club presents: An evening exploring ‘The Health Question’ 

@ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Tuesday 16th October
6.30 – 9pm

♡ Have you ever had the ‘BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH?’ question thrown in your face?
♡ Do you want to know why body positivity isn’t promoting “obesity” or “unhealthy lifestyles”?
♡ Are you keen to find out more about what ‘Health At Every Size’ means?
♡ Do you want learn more so you can respond better to the concern trolls of the world?



Whether we like it or not, the body acceptance movement is increasingly tied up in debates about health, whether being fat-positive is promoting being “unhealthy”, whether people like Tess Holliday should be on the cover of magazines, and even STILL people insist that dieting IS the healthy option. So this next instalment of Anti Diet Riot Club is here to save the proverbial day and to give you the tools, information, and energy to keep spreading the body positive message.


To do this, we’re enlisting the support of FOUR amazing experts for a panel discussion exploring how health is not linked inextricably with weight and why non-weight focused approaches in health services are gaining support:

Lucy Aphramor aka ‘The Naked Dietitian’
Lucy Aphramor is a spoken word artist and radical dietitian expanding the health conversation through practise, performance and training. She is internationally recognised for her work integrating compassion, trauma and social action into the nutrition conversation using the philosophy she developed,  ‘Well Now’. Lucy will also be performing a 30min spoken word set from her ‘Naked Dietitian’ guise, as performed at Edinburgh Fringe this year. We’re SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS! 

Laura Thomas, PhD
Laura is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size & Non-Diet Nutrition. She’s based in London, where she’s cutting through the nutrition BS, and telling people what they really need to know to stay on top of their game. She’s also about to release a book, Just Eat It, which everyone should definitely go an pre-order now.

Nadia Craddock
Nadia Craddock is a body image researcher and PhD candidate at the Centre for Appearance Research, a world leading research centre for body image and appearance psychology in Bristol. Her work is focused on helping people have a healthier relationship with their bodies and creating more body positive environments in an effort to reduce the burden of body image anxiety at a population level.

Hollie Grant
Ex-professional Chocolatiere and Pastry Chef, Hollie Grant is a Tatler award-winning Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer. She is the owner of two London based PilatesPT studios where, alongside her all female team, she has trained clients including Jourdan Dunn, Melissa Hemsley, and Deliciously Ella. As the creator of The Model Method, The Model Method Online, The Strong Women Podcast, and author of ‘The Model Method’ Hollie’s motivation is to change women’s relationship with their bodies and learn to love exercise.


While all our events in someway touch upon why diets fail or aren’t necessary to be healthy/worthy/attractive/valuable/loving of yourself –  we really aim to offer an informative and engaging event that really gets to the bottom of why diets AREN’T healthy and why NO ONE has the right to judge you on your decisions about your health or your body.

Doors open: 6.30pm
Event starts: 7.00pm
Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest station: Shoreditch High St



Who is the Anti Diet Riot Club for? 

For everyone! We welcome humans of all sizes, genders, races, sexualities and abilities to our events and hope we can make it accessible and useful for as many people as possible. Get in touch if you think we can do better at this.

What is accessibility like at the venue?

So typically in London there are a few accessibility issues with the venue, however it is wheelchair accessible as we will set up a ramp on the 4 steps at the entrance and there is a wide & accessible toilet. The event space is step free and we will have a dedicated wheelchair seating area. Please get in touch if you have other access requirements so we can arrange for them if possible. Get in contact with the organiser at becky@antidietriotclub.co.uk to discuss your needs. We also reserve several free tickets for carers and support workers so please email if you require.

Can I come alone to the event?

We totally understand that events can be daunting to go alone to, but A LOT of people have come to previous ADRC events alone and enjoyed themsleves due to the friendly, welcoming nature of the groups. If you are AT ALL worried then get in touch with Becky and we’ll try and make sure you experience is as enjoyable as possible.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No just say your name at the door and we will check you off!

What if I can’t afford to come to the event?

We always set aside a few tickets for those who may be currently unemployed or who want to come but can’t afford, and so PLEASE DO get in touch with the organiser to see if we can make it work for you

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes this event is 18+

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email all enquiries to becky@antidietriotclub.co.uk

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