Recorded BHN Webinar:
Gender Diversity and Eating Disorders:
Providing Gender-Inclusive Nutrition Therapy
April 25, 2019
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Presented by: Louise Metz, MD and Antonia Hartley, MPH, RDN, LDN
Synopsis: 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.
- Define terminology relevant to transgender care
- Understand the basics of gender-affirming medical care in the outpatient setting
- Explain the recommended nutrition guidelines for transgender care
- Discuss the complex nature of eating disorder management and nutrition therapy in the transgender population
CPE level: 1
1.3.3 Builds rapport and trust within the relationship while respecting boundaries.
6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
8.2 Recognizes and respects the physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environments of the individual, group, community and population in practice.
8.2.3 Implements individualized services to reflect customer-centered approach as it pertains to the customer’s physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environment.
Learning Needs Codes:
5200 Disordered eating
5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines
5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
1040 Cultural Sensitivity
Webinar presented by: Louise Metz,MD & Antonia Hartley, MPH, RDN, LDN
Antonia Hartley, MPH, RDN, LDN specializes in medical nutrition therapy for people with disordered eating patterns. She served as the chair of the Eating Disorders Treatment Team at UNC Chapel Hill Campus Health Services for six years and is passionate about helping people heal their relationships with food. She promotes Health At Every Size® principles both in her office and in her speaking engagements and practices a non-diet approach. Antonia also has ample experience working with LGBTQI+ communities and has completed Safe Zone training at UNC Chapel Hill. She welcomes all people into her practice. She received her B.A. from Smith College with a major in American Studies and a minor in Film Studies, and received her Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from the UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Louise D Metz, MD is a Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician who has expertise in the medical management of eating disorders and gender-affirming medical care. She is the owner and founder of Mosaic Comprehensive Care, a weight-inclusive and gender-inclusive primary care medical practice in Chapel Hill, NC. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Biology and Women’s Studies at Duke University, she attended medical school at the University of North Carolina. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and has published research on heart disease in women. Prior to opening Mosaic, she held academic positions at NYU’s Bellevue Hospital and Duke University.
After Live Presentation Purchases
CPEU documentation, handouts, and the webinar recording are available to non-members for a $25.00 fee and to BHN members for a discounted fee of $10.00.