This webinar was presented live on July 14, 2022.
Student Pricing: $10.00
Certain aspects of nutrition assessment are sex-specific, meaning they require RDNs to select a male or female sex. This presents a unique question for RDNs caring for transgender patients where sex and gender may differ. In this webinar, we identify the clinical data points within the eight domains of nutrition assessment that rely on biological sex, provide strategies for RDNS when caring for transgender and gender diverse patients, and illustrate the possible approaches with sample case studies.
The CPE associated with this activity expires on May 31, 2024.
CPE Level: 2
- 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
- 10.2.10 Gathers and evaluates information related to behaviors, beliefs, knowledge, and client/patient attitudes that influence nutrition and health.
- 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address needs
- List clinical data points from the eight domains of nutrition assessment that require RDNs to use a male or female sex.
- Describe three strategies RDNs can use to manage sex-specific data when caring for a transgender or gender diverse patient.
- Apply clinical reasoning to a sample case of a transgender patient.
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.
Jennifer Waters MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Jennifer Waters MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN (she/her) is an instructor in the Department of Nutrition at Benedictine University and a doctoral candidate in Health Sciences at Northern Illinois 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, was active on the LGBTQ alliance committee, and garnered grant funding to advance house-wide training of healthcare professionals for the inclusive care of the LGBTQ community.