291. Food as Medicine in Malnutrition and Eating Disorders

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

Identifying the early physical signs of malnutrition will help prevent the downstream effects that alter both physical and emotional health.

  • SKU FNCE17291
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$32.00
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$37.00

This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.

The body responds to restriction of nutrition earlier than most clinicians recognize. Identifying the early physical signs of malnutrition will help prevent the downstream effects that alter both physical and emotional health. A malnourished body also creates confused internal messages that distort the power of food to heal both body and mind.

Understanding how the synergistic balance of food groups work to heal and restore helps strengthen emotional and physical recovery beyond weight restoration itself. Understanding the relationship between excessive exercise and severe hypoglycemia in malnutrition and eating disorders specifically can demystify the hyperactivity that can accompany restriction.

The speaker will demonstrate and discuss case study examples of combining simple screening tools to assess malnutrition, the role of prophylaxis and more rapid nutrition recovery in severe malnutrition, and practical, creative counseling techniques to continue the healing process.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 3080, 2100, 5200

Learning Objectives

  • Perform simple screening tools that detect and grade the degree of malnutrition, and understand the role of prophylaxis and more rapid nutritional recovery in re-feeding syndrome
  • Describe how severe hypoglycemia can be asymptomatic and can trigger excessive exercise often seen in malnourished clients with eating disorders.
  • Discuss how the physiological changes in progressive stages of recovery can be misinterpreted as negative consequences of food only, and demonstrate creative counseling techniques to guide clients to a better relationship with food and body.

Speaker

  • Edward Tyson, MD, CEDS

Moderator

  • Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD
  • SKU FNCE17291