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

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.

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Recorded Webinars

Meet at the Table: Inclusive Nutrition Care in Autism Spectrum Disorder   

This webinar was presented live on April 27, 2021.

At all ages, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more likely to have nutrition related issues; from early feeding problems, to lifelong chronic illnesses such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. The hallmark features of ASD, challenges in communication and rigid behaviors, express in systemic and complex ways in this very heterogenous population. These traits coupled with common diagnostic characteristics of sensory processing issues and gastrointestinal problems, requires RDNs to expand their nutrition toolbox to assure success. Patricia Novak MPH, RD, CLE, LD, Sharon Lemons, MS, RD, CDCES, FAND, LD, and Jean Daniello, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, CDCES, share a framework for collaborating with children, adults and their caregivers/families to create sustainable health-promoting nutrition habits.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.1.8, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.3

Nutrition Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: History, Challenges, and Future Needs   

This webinar was presented live on February 22, 2021.

Historically, treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities was inadequate. Many disorders were not identified until the 20th century, when The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (formerly The President's Committee on Mental Retardation) identified the need for research, clinical services, training, public education, and methods of care. Historic and current standards of care will be reviewed in this presentation. Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities often present with challenges related to food selectivity and feeding disorders. Registered dietitians working with individuals with special needs will become familiar with their role as part of an interdisciplinary team for this complex issue. A case study highlighting a child who did not receive adequate care and nutrition intervention will be presented and a discussion on appropriate service utilization including the Nutrition Care Process and referral out to other interdisciplinary team members will follow.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 4.1, 10.1, 10.2
     
         

        

Down Syndrome: Nutrition Considerations Throughout the Lifespan   

This webinar was presented live on March 23, 2021.

The impact of the third 21st chromosome plays out across the lifespan with surprises to navigate from communication to dementia. Yet with person-centered circles of support, people with Down syndrome and their families create a world in which they are in command and find joy despite those challenges. We are constantly learning more about specific health-related challenges for people with Down syndrome that can dramatically improve their quality of life and health.

In this webinar Joan Guthrie Medlen, MEd, RDN, Lester Y Rosenzweig, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, and Catherine Conway, MS, RDN, CDN, CDECS will share key points they have learned using thorough research and practice to support nutrition-related concerns for people with Down syndrome, their families, and those who support them from birth to death. Joan, Lester, and Cathy are a passionate trio. There is no way they could go into the detail they would like. Therefore, consider this a slice of what is possible and what is still being learned.

This session will focus on the nutrition-related concerns for individuals with Down syndrome across the lifespan. The manifestations of and interventions for the feeding relationship, gastrointestinal issues, aging, and dementia, and Alzheimer's disease will be discussed.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 4.1, 10.1, 10.2

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