Cannabis-infused food products, "magic" mushrooms and other psychedelics are increasingly being used by curious individuals and researchers across the globe for their physical and mental health benefits. This interactive session helps nutrition professionals navigate this emerging space to address viable treatment options, safety, legal and ethical concerns, as well as the role dietitians have in the growing multidisciplinary psychedelic-assisted therapy space. Attendees will leave with evidence-based perspectives on harm-reduction practices to help advise clients and patients who may be exploring or currently using these therapies.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 4.1.2. Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
- 8.1.2. Integrates knowledge of biological, physical and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
- 8.5.4. Takes into consideration client/patient choices, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies and accessibility and affordability of food.
- Evaluate the benefits and risk of cannabis-infused food products.
- Describe the difference between function and psychedelic mushrooms and their therapeutic benefits.
- Summarize the concepts behind psychedelic-assisted therapies and identify the roles nutrition and dietetics professionals play in this growing multidisciplinary space.
- Kathryn E. Lawson, MS, RDN