Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Webinar by David Wiss MS RDN and Kortney Parman RN RD
A growing number of adolescents and adults are dissatisfied, preoccupied – even impaired by concerns about their physical appearance. While traditionally associated with young females, eating disorders are now being detected across the entire age and gender spectrums. Special, or non-traditional, populations include children, middle and older aged adults, pregnant women, minority populations, the LGBTQ community, recipients of bariatric surgery, and men. Specifically, the diagnosis of eating disorders in males is on the rise, particularly related to a psychiatric condition identified within the last 20 years known as muscle dysmorphia – a disturbance of self-perception in which individuals are obsessively preoccupied with the belief they are insufficiently muscular. Mental health professionals are likely to see an increase in disordered eating in less suspected populations, and better assessment tools are needed for screening and detecting these disorders. As we now know that eating disorders do not discriminate, more research is needed to ensure that treatment services do not discriminate either.
1. Webinar participants will be more aware of how eating disorders affect non-traditional populations and demonstrate a greater understanding of how to participate in their treatment in a culturally competent manner.
2. Webinar participants will be able to explain the relationship between body dysmorphia and eating disorders and describe the unique ways that men are affected by each condition.
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David Wiss MS RDN CPT presented on the topic of Sports Nutrition at the RDs Stay Fit 5K Hike that took place on April 13, 2014. Mr. Wiss shared the latest research and his professional experience with other dietitians, dietetic interns, and nutrition students. The event was sponsored by the Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association.
On March 9, 2014 David Wiss will be completing his 5th Los Angeles Marathon. Mr. Wiss will be one of the many coaches for the Beit T’shuvah Run to Save a Soul team, where individuals in early recovery run the marathon to raise funds for Beit T’shuvah, which is a residential treatment center in West Los Angeles. It is not too late to donate!Read more
David A. Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT is confirmed as a speaker at the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group 30th Annual Symposium between June 27-29, 2014, in Huron, Ohio. Mr. Wiss will be discussing the topic of Muscle Dysmorphia in the male population, focusing on the many challenges faced by individuals attempting to lead a bodybuilding lifestyle. For more information, click HERERead more
On the last monday of the month, David Barton Gym on Olympic and Bundy has a member appreciation party with a DJ. David A. Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT will have a table and will be providing free information about sports nutrition and will be answering any questions. The party goes from roughly 6:00-8:00pm so stop on by! Even if you are not a member, come by and have a tour.Read more
Come join David A. Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT on Sunday November 3, 2013, as he discusses the basics of nutrition for marathoners at Beit T’shuvah at 7am sharp. Interested in joining a team and running for a cause? Join the Run to Save a Soul Beit T’shuvah team and be a part of the movement! To view the slides, click HERERead more