CDA 2015

The California Dietetic Association (CDA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Riverside Convention Center Thursday April 9th 2015 through Saturday April 11th 2015. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist David Wiss will be speaking on Saturday April 11th 2015. The title of his presentation will be “Nutrition in Recovery: The Role of the Dietitian in Addiction Treatment” and will essentially describe all of the possible functions and duties of a dietitian in addiction treatment. Southern California is considered one of the “meccas” of private sector addiction treatment, and Mr. Wiss envisions an era where dietitians are a required component of addiction treatment. Most of the information presented at CDA 2015 will be a reflection of the work David has done as Director of Nutrition at Breathe Life Healing Centers in Los Angeles. Mr. Wiss has presented on this topic before but will be bringing cutting-edge experience and insight into this years presentation. View his old presentation HERE

Controversies at CDA 2014

A lot of controversy came out of CDA 2014 when Mother Jones published an article about McDonald’s sponsoring lunch. This article shed some serious light onto issues of food politics that are so prevalent in our field. Read Mother Jones article HERE
Mr. Wiss attended CDA 2014 and published an article about his experience that can be read HERE

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CDA 2015

David became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in the treatment of eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his PhD from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. His website Wise Mind Nutrition offers a fully online interactive treatment program that will be available in the Summer of 2022.

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