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Providing gender-affirming care is essential for the well-being of transgender and gender diverse individuals. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) play a critical role in supporting the health of their clients. However, certain aspects of nutrition assessment are sex-specific, which can present unique challenges for caring for transgender patients. To address these challenges, these two webinars provide a comprehensive understanding of gender-affirming nutrition care. "Gender-Affirming Nutrition Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients" covers key topics including gender-affirming communication, nutrition-related clinical considerations resulting from medical transitioning, and how registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) can address the sex-specific aspects of nutrition assessment. The second webinar, "Strategies for RDNs to Manage Sex-Specific Data of Nutrition Assessment when Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients," shows you how to manage clinical data points within the eight domains of nutrition assessment that rely on biological sex. These webinars are essential for practitioners seeking to provide inclusive and affirming care for all clients.
This webinar was presented live on July 14, 2022. The CPE associated with this activity expires on May 31, 2024.
CPE Level: 2
Whitney Linsenmeyer PhD, RD, LD
Whitney Linsenmeyer, PhD, RD, LD (she/her) is an assistant professor of nutrition and DPD Director at Saint Louis University. She serves as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with expertise in transgender health and nutrition. Dr. Linsenmeyer's research and clinical practice center on advancing nutrition care for the transgender and gender diverse population. She is passionate about the role that food and nutrition can play in the lives of transgender individuals, as well as the role that nutrition professionals can play in the role of providing excellent healthcare for the transgender community.
Jen Waters MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Jennifer Waters (she/her) is a Dietetic Internship Director at Sodexo and a doctoral candidate in Health Sciences at Northern Illinois University. She is also an adjunct instructor at Benedictine University, University of Rhode Island and Central Washington University. Her dissertation research centers on dietitian readiness and training to care for transgender and gender diverse patients. In her previous role as a clinical nutrition manager, she served as a district diversity and inclusion ambassador, and was active on the LGBTQ alliance committee.