The annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is in Houston this year, also known as the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). David will be going as a member of the Executive Committee of the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. There will be also be a meeting for Dietitians for Professional Integrity, which is a movement started by dietitians who believe that the Academy should not be receiving funding from organizations like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. I am a supporter of this movement and am willing to take action towards challenging the obvious corruption of the food industry, particularly their influence upon nutrition curriculum targeted towards dietitians. Stay tuned for details on the progress we are making!

David became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating 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 Ph.D. 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. Wise Mind Nutrition's website offers a fully online interactive treatment program in Spring 2023.

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