Thursday November 7, 2013 at 9am PDT, 11am CT, and 12pm ET. Duration is 90 minutes. The webinar is offered through the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is approved for CPEs.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics published a position paper in 1990 supporting the need for nutrition intervention during treatment and recovery from chemical dependency. The paper promoted the concept that Registered Dietitians are important members of the treatment team and that nutrition education should be integrated into the curriculum rather than “patched on”. Nutrition professionals were urged to “take aggressive action” to increase their involvement in treatment and recovery programs, yet the recommendations were not widely embraced or implemented. In the past 20 years, there has been little progress in incorporating dietitians into drug rehabilitation programs, despite the continued rise in illicit drug abuse. In recent years, research that directly connects food with addiction has gained acceptance and increased public awareness. The purpose of this webinar is to help promote the inclusion of registered dietitians in public and private sector drug and alcohol treatment centers, and to propose intervention guidelines during addiction recovery.
1. Discuss the impact of addictive substances on nutritional status and links to chronic disease
2. Explore disordered and dysfunctional eating patterns in addicted populations
3. Evaluate the impact of nutrition interventions in substance abuse recovery
4. Propose nutrition therapy guidelines for specific substances and for poly-substance abuse
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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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