HAES Australia is a non-profit, member-based association that brings together the highest quality information, training and specialists in Australia for the Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach.
HAES Australia aims to:
Originally established in 2013 as the Association for Non-diet Approach Research Inc, HAES Australia was incorporated in 2016.
Since it was established, HAES Australia has seen substantial growth in membership and now has over 250 members. Our members include health and fitness professionals, researchers, academics and policy makers working from a Health at Every Size® approach. We also welcome community members who are interested in helping promote and further the adoption of HAES® principles in Australia.
HAES Australia is an independent organisation, funded by membership fees. HAES Australia declares it has not received money (including employment) or gifts from pharmaceutical, weight-loss, food or fitness industries.
Our vision is for a just and compassionate community, where all bodies are respected and belong.
We promote equitable access to evidence-based healthcare and life-enhancing practices for people of every size, through information, resources, and advocacy.
Respect – being accountable for our words and actions; regardless of setting or audience
Advocacy – creating an active and vibrant network, committed to the cause; achieving change through a shared strategy
Inclusion – listening and learning; understanding that diversity does not exist without inclusion
Evidence-based – critiquing and using current evidence in all our work; contributing to ethical research through collaboration
Community – having a shared vision; being connected and compassionate, proactive and kind
Social Justice – focussing on equality, equity and participation; positively contributing to a safe, fair and just society
The HAES Australia Strategic Plan 2020 - 2021 was developed collaboratively to guide and direct the energy and effort of those associated with HAES Australia in order to achieve strategic priorities and objectives.
Our current strategic priorities are to: