RECORDED WEBINAR: Picky Eating or ARFID? Satter or FBT? When Clients Don’t Fit Into the Boxes-





BHN Webinar

Picky Eating or ARFID?  Satter or FBT? When Clients Don’t Fit Into the Boxes-

Original Presentation

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CPEU Certificate Expires 5/1/2021

Non-Member: $25
BHN Member:  $10 (discount will be applied at checkout)

Presented By:

Anna M. Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD




While each are very different, the Family Based Treatment (FBT) model and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model are essential for all treatment providers to be familiar with and important for eating disorder clinicians to know and understand.  Clients often do not present with a definitive diagnosis such as ARFID or Anorexia Nervosa,  and RDNs must be able to do a thorough assessment, draw from the research and treat a child or adolescent using an approach that is most effective.  In this webinar, we will look at the research that supports FBT and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model.   Using case studies, we will discuss how the RDN can determine which model is most appropriate for complicated and unique client presentations.


  1. Explain the key concepts of the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model and list 3 references that support an RDN using this model.
  2. Explain the key concepts of Family Based Treatment and list 3 references that support an RDN using concepts from this treatment model.
  3. Identify key components of a case to determine which model (Satter Feeding Dynamics or FBT) is most appropriate to use as a foundation for a treatment plan.


CPE level:    2
Learning Needs:

Suggested Learning Codes:

5070 Pediatrics;

5080 Adolescents;

5200 Disordered Eating;

5320 Psychiatric Disorders, anxiety;

3010 Assessment


Suggested Performance Indicators:

4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.

4.2.7 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.

6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.

8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.

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.


Speaker Biography: I am an Nutrition Therapist with Lutz, Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy in Raleigh, NC and I specialize in eating disorders and pediatric/family nutrition. I first became interested in why people eat what they do when I studied Psychology at Duke University.  I went on to receive a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from The University of North Carolina. I am a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and an Approved Supervisor both through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).  I started my career at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where I served as an outpatient Registered Dietitian at the Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic.   More recently, I was a member of the Eating and Body Image Concerns Treatment Team at Duke University Student Health.  I am passionate about family feeding and the non-diet approach to dietetics.  It’s this passion that drives me to speak at national conferences and train other professionals about eating disorder prevention and weight neutral approaches to health and nutrition.  Most recently, I presented at the BEDA/NEDA Conference on protective nutrition education in schools and am in the process of creating a nutrition curriculum.