Orthorexia Comes of Age: Perspectives on the Healthy Eating Disorder

online learning

This presentation helps RDNs so they can identify and manage orthorexia in any area of practice.

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Date: January 17, 2017
Time: Noon (Central Time)

In our health-crazed culture, our clients are constantly bombarded with messages to "eat healthy." Taken to the extreme when used as a response to emotional stress, or combined with the drive to excel, desperation for weight loss or a tendency toward perfectionism, this otherwise healthy behavior can cause illness, injury, and worse.

Where is the line between healthy and appropriate versus detrimental and dangerous? And how do we lead our clients back from the danger zone? In this presentation Marci Anderson and Jessica Setnick will provide answers to both questions so that RDNs can identify and manage orthorexia in any area of practice.

CPE: 1.5

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe proposed criteria for a new diagnosis of orthorexia
  2. Differentiate between orthorexia and anorexia nervosa
  3. Guide a patient exhibiting signs of orthorexia to improved nutritional intake


Marci Evans, MS, RD, CEDRD(S)

Marci has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, teaching and volunteering in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to a private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, she launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and is co-developing a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College.

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD(S)

Jessica is the author of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders, recently published in its second edition, and Eating Disorders Boot Camp: Training Workshop for Professionals. She has shared her nutrition counseling strategies with RDNs working with individuals with eating disorders for almost 20 years. A Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, Jessica is working on her next publication, Managing Eating Disorders on Campus.