Health At Every Size (HAES)

The Health at Every Size Movement (HAES) was developed as an alternative to the numbers-focused model of modern medicine.


The tenets of HAES (from are:


  • Accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes.

  • Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite.

  • Finding the joy in moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital.


HAES works hand in hand with the "fat acceptance" movement to oppose weight discrimination and stigma.


Main criticisms of HAES center around the underlying assertion that there is nothing, specifically, wrong with obesity.