What is Trauma-Informed Nutrition Therapy?

At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to…

  1. List three ways in which early life adversity impacts human biology.
  2. Understand how social factors can “get under the skin” and alter neurobiology with profound implications for health and eating behavior.
  3. Identify associations between various forms of trauma and various kinds of eating disorders and food addictions.
  4. Describe potential consequences of trauma and how it can impact treatment for nutrition-related disorders.


To learn more about Trauma-Informed Nutrition Therapy, download this handout from the California Department of Public Health.

Dr. David Wiss 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 is an app-based interactive treatment program available for download now - https://wisemindnutrition.com/download.

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