This webinar was presented on February 26, 2024. The CPE associated with this webinar will expire on February 26, 2027.
This webinar equips dietitians with essential skills to recognize, evaluate and address eating disorders. Covering red flag identification, critical evaluation of dietary philosophies/approaches, and application of evidence-based interventions, attendees gain practical insights for immediate application in their practice. Through real-world examples and case studies, dietitians learn to identify behavioral, physical, and psychological indicators of eating disorders.
The presentation guides them in critically assessing various dietary methods, fostering a nuanced understanding for tailored recommendations. Practical strategies for addressing physiological, psychological and nutritional aspects of eating disorders are explored, drawing on the latest research and best practices. This webinar serves as a concise introduction, sparking dialogue for dietitians looking into the treatment of disordered eating.
This webinar is a collaboration with the Behavioral Health DPG.
CPE Level: 1
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until February 26, 2027)
- 10.1.2 Conducts nutrition screening to identify client/patient risks and levels of criticality, and to direct services.
- 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.
- 4.2.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
- Recognize red flags associated with eating disorders, including behavioral, physical, and psychological indicators.
- Evaluate and differentiate between various dietary approaches, considering their potential benefits and risks in the context of eating disorder management.
- Apply evidence-based nutrition interventions to address the physiological, psychological, and nutritional aspects of eating disorders.
McKenzie Harris, RDN, LDN CEDS
McKenzie Harris, RDN, LDN CEDS, is a registered dietitian and certified eating disorder specialist based in McKinney, Texas. McKenzie embarked on her professional journey with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, complemented by a clinical dietetic internship at Texas A&M University. Guided by a passion for working with clients dealing with eating disorders, she diligently pursued employment at an eating disorder treatment center immediately following her internship. During her tenure at Center for Discovery, she gained extensive experience at higher levels of care.
Over the last two years, McKenzie most recently held a role as a Business Development Specialist for mental health and eating disorder treatment companies. She recently transitioned to operating her private practice, Nurtured Nutrition Therapy, full time. Her approach to dietary counseling utilizes a foundation of evidence-based medical nutrition therapy with a combination of Motivational Interviewing and other therapeutic modalities. McKenzie offers tailored dietary counseling for adults and adolescents through an anti-diet, weight-neutral, Intuitive Eating lens. Lastly, McKenzie is the Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG Chair-Elect and is extremely passionate about advocating for eating disorder education for dietitians and healthcare professionals.