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Professionals Track

Breakout Session 2: TBA A

By May 21, 2017 No Comments

TIME: 10:00am-11:30am
DATE: Saturday, October 14
ROOM: Earhart
SPEAKER: Megan A. Kniskern, Nutrition Director, ViaMar Health

Breaking through the Trifecta: Obesity, Binge Eating Disorder and Bariatrics

Code S10 :: Seminar Session :: 1.50 CE hours

Session Description

It is all too easy to put people into categories of care; fat, thin, healthy, eating disordered, etc. However, often these categories are manifested through clinical values that don’t evaluate the core issues, struggles that we see all too often working with eating disordered clients. The goals for this presentation are to highlight the similarities between these three populations, but then to further breakdown the complicated differences. These differences are the KEY to effectively supporting the specific needs of someone who is obese yet has no emotional eating or body image struggles, or who has BED but never received emotional support, or someone who is or has had a bariatric procedure and is just now seeing the implications of the decision. The guidelines for diagnosis and the criteria for care that will be reviewed are relevant to all professionals working with these populations and a summary of the critical nutrition interventions that are different for each diagnosis will be summarized into a “cheat sheet” chart for clinical application.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the clinical and diagnostic differences between Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder.
  • Describe, and be able to apply in practice, the key differences in dietary approaches to working with a client with Binge Eating Disorder versus Obesity.
  • Discuss current research as it relates to bariatric surgical criteria and how to support clients pre-
    and post operation.

About the Presenter

Megan A. Kniskern MS, RD, LD/N, CEDRD-S, Nutrition Director, ViaMar Health
Megan is the Nutrition Director for ViaMar Health in West Palm Beach and a full-time Lecturer at Arizona State University, teaching graduate and undergraduate management and nutrition courses. Megan is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and Approved Supervisor through IAEDP. She is Chair Elect for the Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Phoenix Ambassador of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Megan’s strength is working with vegans, vegetarians, diabetics, food allergies, very low body weight, bariatrics and further combinations of complex eating disorder cases; she travels the country presenting and educating.