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High Weight and Disordered Eating in Color:
The Intersecting Contexts of Black Women's

This webinar was presented live on December 15, 2020.

The webinar session will focus on the intersection of high weight and disordered eating in Black women. Topics will examine the roots of this intersection focusing predominantly on the social and cultural forces that impact related negative health outcomes.

    

Recorded Webinars

Child Welfare, Human Trafficking, & Eating Disorders   

This webinar was presented live on January 14, 2021.

The session will provide an overview of the child welfare population and how to look for and assess issues related to human trafficking. The presentation will include a description of how individuals who are involved or who have been involved in the child welfare system and/or have experienced trafficking and have co-occurring eating disorders have similar presentations with trauma and eating disorders, which often have symptoms that overlap, exacerbate each other, and prove to be challenging for clinicians. The presentation will look at important issues related to specialization in treatment and advocacy for this unique population.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5070, 6020, 7110
Performance Indicators: 9.6, 2.2, 12.2

Masked Within Asian Diaspora:
Diet Culture & Body Dysmorphia

This webinar was presented live on December 3, 2020.

This webinar aims to provide an overview of how diet culture impacts Asian & Pacific Islander communities, which in turn, leads to increasing incidences of disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction. Practical tips and considerations on culturally sensitive and weight inclusive nutrition care will be offered.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 1.3.1, 8.2.1, 8.3.2
      
     
     
     
     
     

The Gut-Brain Axis:
Can You Eat Yourself Happy

This webinar was presented live on April 21, 2020.

Recent research has exposed a rich symbiosis between humans and the gut microbiome. It is important enough to our health that the mother expends considerable energy helping to kick-start a microbiome in newborns, from the vaginal microbiome to the microbes of breast milk. This early exposure to commensal bacteria alters brain development and guides the future interaction between the gut and the brain, affecting mood and mental health.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1140, 1090, 1010
Performance Indicators: 4.2.5, 2.1.4, 5.1.4, 1.3.3
    
    
    
    
    

Maintaining the Momentum Helping RDNs Help Clients

This webinar was presented live on January 23, 2020.

"Maintaining the Momentum" presents resources for RDNs to support clients/patients in treatment for mental health or addiction issues, who are transitioning from one level or site of care to another. The presenters will also present the importance of nutrition as part of the treatment plan. Mental illnesses and their medications impact the age of death by 25 years. Nutrition must be in the forefront of treatment plans. This webinar provides resources and strategies to change this statistic. The material provides the direct links to RDNs to discover food sources in communities, for government sites providing educational materials for client individual or groups, as well as family members or professional colleagues.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5320, 5350, 5400, 4070
Performance Indicators: 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 10.2.8, 10.2.9, 10.2.10

Effective Communications to Inspire Behavior Change

This webinar was presented live on December 17, 2019.

The ability to communicate effectively with clients, patients, colleagues, superiors, and staff is essential for success throughout your career. In the digital age we must also know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email, and social media. Positive communication skills will keep the lines of communication open and increase the likelihood that your message will be received as intended.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 1130, 1040, 7020, 1090
Performance Indicators: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
    
   
   
    
     

Diets That Starve the Brain:
Does Yours?

This webinar was presented live on February 14, 2019.

Daily food choices offer opportunities for optimal mental and neurological health. The unique nutritional and metabolic requirements of the brain merit close consideration. Dietary patterns that diminish the intake of foods rich in brain critical nutrients may cause inadvertent negative effects on neurological health. For example, low consumption of fish in pregnancy to avoid mercury may inadvertently cause neurocognitive deficits due to deficiencies in omega-3 fats and other nutrients. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 are common among vegetarians and low-meat consumers. These deficits are linked to increased risks of self-harm, depression and suboptimal cognitive development. Referral of clients to Registered Dietitian Nutritionists by mental health providers is essential for comprehensive care.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 4040, 2100, 2070, 2090, 4110
Performance Indicators: 8.1, 4.2, 12.2.1, 8.3

How to Add Value to Your Presentations and Even Make Money When Speaking for Free

This webinar was presented live on October 15, 2019.

Our training doesn't prepare us to directly ask for money for services, so dietitians and dietetic technicians who present educational programs may struggle to price our services appropriately. In this webinar, BHN past-chair Jessica Setnick will share strategies she's developed over 21 years as a dietitian speaker for pricing and adding value when pitching yourself for a speaking engagement. She'll also cover how you can make a free presentation pay off with additional options for making money.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1130, 6060, 7150, 7120
Performance Indicators: 3.3.4, 4.1.5, 9.6.3, 11.3.6

The Mental Muscle – The Role of Performance
and the Brain During RED-S

This webinar was presented live on August 22, 2019.

This presentation is intended to clarify the harmful messages athletes are inundated with in regard to performance and health. After listening to this presentation, one should be able to assess the early signs of Relative Energy Deficit in Sport (RED-S) and the proper interventions to correct symptoms. In conclusion you should be able to guide athletes throughout their entire season on how to stay in energy balance and most importantly their sport.
     

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 4060, 3005, 2110
Performance Indicators: 10.2.5, 10.2.7, 9.2.4

The CEDRD Basics and Updates
     

This webinar was presented live on May 29, 2019.

The Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) must be proficient in areas related to medical, therapeutic and nutritional needs of eating disorders with an emphasis on counseling and ethics using teamwork and collaboration. This session guides the participant through the most up-to-date educational and practice requirements to become a specialist including the process of working with an approved supervisor, as well as changes to the equivalency route and CDR's Continuing Professional Education Units.
     

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 1050, 5200, 6020, 6060
Performance Indicators: 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 8.3.7, 9.1

Gender Diversity and Eating Disorders: Providing Gender-Inclusive Nutrition Therapy

This webinar was presented live on April 25, 2019.

Though eating disorders disproportionately affect transgender people, there is a paucity of research and teaching on assessment and management of eating disorders in this population. This presentation will provide an introduction to transgender care, including discussion of basic terminology, gender-inclusive practice recommendations, dietary considerations for this population, and gender-affirming medical care. It will also address the complex presentation of eating disorders among transgender individuals, as well as approaches to nutrition therapy among this population.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 5410, 5000, 1040
Performance Indicators: 1.3.3, 6.2.5, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.2.3

My Client Wants to Lose Weight, Now What? Counseling Strategies for Enhancing Well-being in Challenging Clients through HAES

This webinar was presented live on March 11, 2019.

Most people attempt weight loss at some point, whether due to medical recommendations or efforts to fit into culturally accepted body norms. Yet scientific research and life experiences demonstrate that dieting does not result in lasting weight loss for the vast majority of people. These efforts are not harmless; weight loss interventions can cause collateral damage to mental health by fostering body image issues, depression, and eating disorders. The biological reason that diets do not work lies in the brain's role in defending a weight range that is specific to each individual. Fortunately, the brain also supports the learning of new habits that can contribute to better mind and body health, even without weight loss. By promoting a self-care approach for bodies of all sizes, dietitians are well positioned to improve mental health and well being while reducing weight stigma. Scientific evidence to support such a paradigm shift and practical skills for dietitians will be shared.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 1050, 6020
Performance Indicators: 1.3.4, 8.1.2, 9.3.3

Malnutrition In the Setting of Mental Illness
     
     

This webinar was presented live on March 5, 2019.

This webinar will explore different presentations of malnutrition within mental illness, specifically depression, addiction and eating disorders. We will discuss the differences between refeeding and refeeding syndrome as well as provide information on how to use MNT to treat medical complications that can arise from malnutrition.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3090, 5285, 5350, 5200
Performance Indicators: 10.1, 10.2, 4.1
    
   
   
   
   
    
    
    

Resources for Behavioral Health Nutrition
     

This webinar was presented live on January 15, 2019.

This webinar will showcase the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice Group's Resource Professionals (RP) and offer a brief overview of the RDN's role within each of the four practice areas (Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). BHN has a designated Resource Professional for each practice area that aims to offer the latest research, events and conferences that will support your professional development, as well as, offer wisdom from their expertise. This distinction comes with years of clinical experience, research knowledge, and professional insight that supports our practice group's vision to be the centralized location for RDN's to receive training on behavioral health nutrition.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 6060, 7050
Performance Indicators: 8.3, 3.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 4.1, 4.1.4, 2.2, 2.2.4, 1.2, 1.2.2, 1.2.5

Weight Management Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This webinar was presented live on November 6, 2018.

In this webinar Dr. Linda Bandini and Dr. Lauren Ptomey discuss the prevalence of obesity in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), several interventions with outcomes in weight loss, and provide strategies to adapt nutrition counseling approaches to meet the special needs of this population.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5180, 5370, 9020
Performance Indicators: 2.13, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 6.3.11
    
   
   
   
    

Assessing Medical Necessity of Diet Restriction

This webinar was presented live on September 18, 2018.

This webinar will equip clinicians with the fact base required to differentiate between medically appropriate and medically inappropriate diet restrictions. Specific emphasis will be placed on an overview of adverse food reactions and challenges of assessing food tolerance and normalizing eating habits. Patients and clients who present with restrictive diets will often subjectively report "food sensitivities" as a rationale—and these may or may not be medically necessary. As application, gastrointestinal complications associated with disordered eating will be presented and how these can impact food tolerance in ways that may impede recovery.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5220, 5110, 5200
Performance Indicators: 4.2, 6.2, 8.1, 10.2

What is the Internal Family Systems Model?

This webinar was presented live on August 23, 2018.

As nutrition professionals working with clients with mental health diagnoses we use working models of how the diagnoses interact with food and exercise behaviors. This program will introduce the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, an evidence-based therapeutic intervention that is particularly effective in treating addictions and the trauma underlying many disordered eating patterns. This will be examined from a dietitian's perspective including a case study that show the self-protective function of polarized cognitions that drive addictive behaviors and eating disorder.
     

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 6010, 6030
Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 2.2.4, 9.6.1

Food Exposures and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

This webinar was presented live on April 17, 2018.

This presentation will identify what exposure and response prevention is and how it can be used in relation to treating eating disorders. Speaker Julia Cassidy will review how this evidence-based practice can be an effective way to strategically apply nutrition interventions by helping to manage the patient's sensitivity, reactive resistance, sustain the fragile therapeutic alliance and facilitate the progression towards treatment goals. There are 5 main interventions that will be identified and how they are applied to help the patient decrease their anxiety around the feared food. The primary goal during exposure and response exposure sessions is for the individual to remain connected with the fear foods as they are in the process of healing their relationship with food.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5080, 5090, 5200, 6010
Performance Indicators: 2.1.7, 2.2, 4.1.1

Mindfulness-Based Yoga for Your Nutrition Client with Binge Eating Disorder

This webinar was presented live on March 28, 2018.

Yoga is widely used in eating disorders in a variety of settings. But how do you offer Yoga that is accessible to your client that struggles with binge eating disorder yet practice within your scope? Learn how to integrate simple Yoga techniques in your nutrition counseling sessions, while acquiring knowledge about the physiological and psychological benefits of Yoga for your client.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 3090, 4020, 4160, 5070, 5200, 5370, 6000, 6040
Performance Indicators: 9.2.1, 9.2.3, 9.2.4
    
   
   
   
    

Addiction or Eating Disorders in Weight Loss Surgery Patients – Bridging the Gap

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Eating disorders, addictions, and bariatrics are generally separate areas of professional expertise. We're bridging the gap to educate dietitians on how these issues are often intertwined. Weight loss surgery patients with post-op addiction or eating disorders are complex and need to be treated with a team approach by qualified health care professionals. The goal of this presentation is to be able to recognize when addiction transfer or eating disorders occur in the bariatric population and how to best serve these patients.
     

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 6020, 5125, 2090
Performance Indicators: 8.1, 8.3, 9.6, 10.4.4, 12.3.1

The Psychology of Athletes: Essentials for Registered Dietitians and Health Professionals

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Athletes, from recreational to professional levels, often seek nutritional support to optimize their performances. Knowing that Registered Dietitians are a first point of contact for athletes looking to make changes, it is essential that these professionals are familiar with various mental health concerns that athletes may struggle with but are unable (or unwilling) to recognize themselves. In addition to recognizing the potential signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, it is also critical that Registered Dietitians develop skills for sharing their concerns, as well as, understand the referral process.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5200, 5320, 6060, 1010
Performance Indicators: 1.2.1, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 8.3.2, 9.6.4

Weight Loss or Weight Justice? Health at Every Size as a Harm Reduction Practice

This webinar was presented live on February 9, 2018.

Many dietitians have read the research and seen the poor results in clinical practice of the traditional approach to eating and weight concerns that is organized around the pursuit of weight loss. The HAES® model provides a novel alternative which promotes health without the harm that a weight-centric paradigm inherently possesses. In this session, the speaker will invite you to examine your own biases, reject the complicated intersection of structural and attitudinal oppressions, and develop a new set of skills to improve the health of your clients.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 4170, 4180, 5200, 5320, 5370, 6020
Performance Indicators: 4.1, 6.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.6