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When Veganism and Eating Disorders Overlap

This presentation will take a fresh look at veganism, debunk myths and provide the clinician with tools to better assess the true role veganism plays in a client’s life.

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Nonmember Price $54.00

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This product is free for BHN members.

This webinar was presented live on February 20, 2020.

Part 2 of a BHN Webinar Mini-Series 

Veganism, promoted in society as a "healthy and ethical" of disordered eating, a reflection of orthorexia or an eating choice that can be sustained without disordered eating behaviors? If it is a form of disordered eating, how do we treat these clients? Are we enabling an eating disorder if we don't? This presentation will take a fresh, thought-provoking look at veganism, debunk myths and provide the clinician with the tools to better assess the true role veganism plays in a client's life. Whether veganism exists alongside or is enmeshed within an eating disorder, we will discuss how to walk this path with clients effectively and ethically toward full recovery.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5200, 6020, 3040, 3020
Performance Indicators: 1.1.3, 2.2.2, 4.1.1

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze the limitations of current research on veganism and eating disorders and review the current trends around veganism.
  2. List and discuss the top three priorities when treating clients who follow a vegan lifestyle within the framework of eating disorder recovery.
  3. Reflect on a recent survey of ED RDs regarding veganism and review thought-provoking assessment questions to guide a client with an eating disorder who practices veganism towards full recovery.


Tammy Beasley RDN, CEDRD, CSSD

Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist for over three decades. Her experience includes inpatient treatment programs, management of outpatient nutrition programs in both Alabama and Florida, and private practice specializing in eating disorders. She joined Alsana Eating Recovery Communities in 2015 as National Director of Nutrition Education, and now serves as Vice President of Clinical Nutrition Services, working closely with the Clinical Leadership Team to ensure that the nutrition programming blends both evidence-based science and cutting-edge practice. Tammy was the first registered dietitian to become certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) in 1993, and served on the Certification Committee for nine years, stepping into the role of Director from 2013-2017. During her tenure, the Commission on Dietetic Registration approved the CEDRD Certification for RDs in the field of eating disorders. As a frequent speaker at regional to international conferences, Tammy enjoys translating evidence-based science into practical and insightful messages for clients to begin healing their relationship with food and body and for clinicians to incorporate into their own practices.

Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S

Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and accredited supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. She is the Founder and Executive Director of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center and melainie rogers nutrition, llc in New York City. Among her many affiliations Melainie is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), an Advisory Board Member at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB) and a former Board Member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. Melainie has earned a strong reputation among her colleagues as an expert in the field of eating disorders. She is a dynamic speaker and has been invited to present nationally and internationally on the latest scientific discoveries and treatment approaches within the eating disorder profession.

Release Date: February 20, 2020


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