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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


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

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

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