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Gender Affirming Care and Nutrition Care Providers

This webinar discusses the basic concepts involved in delivering gender affirming care, why it is relevant to RDNs, and provide practical applications for use in a clinical setting.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This product is free for COGA MIG members.

This webinar was presented live on May 29, 2024.

This webinar will discuss and define the terms associated with gender affirming care. It will highlight the many ways that gender affirming care exists today and in the past and what it looks like now. It will take a deep dive into the many ways that gender/sex are relevant to the nutrition professional in their everyday interactions with patients. Finally, we will review case studies and discuss a framework for engaging in conversations with patients that respects their gender identity.

CPE Level: 1

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
  • 9.4.3 Adjusts teaching plans and delivery to meet the needs of specified individuals, groups and populations.
  • 10.2.12 Gathers information that affects intake and nutrition and health status (e.g., cultural, ethnic, religious, lifestyle influencers, psychosocial, and social determinants of health).

Learning Objectives

  • Define gender affirming care and give examples in day-to-day use.
  • Identify the ways in which nutrition assessment and care is gendered.
  • Understand the framework for how to approach conversations with patients.


Ramiro Saavedra, MS, RD, CSR, LD

Ramiro is a board-certified renal dietitian with over 12 years of experience in clinical nutrition, higher education, and leadership. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition and additional graduate level training in behavioral science and adolescent medicine. It was in dialysis that Ramiro found his passion and love of nutrition. Ramiro currently works as a manager for a large hospital system and as adjunct faculty in a dietetics program. Ramiro spoke at two national conferences last year on renal nutrition related topics. Ramiro is known for his passion in educating dietitians and dietetic students in clinical nutrition and motivational interviewing. When not at work, Ramiro enjoys traveling, gardening, lifting at the gym, and cooking some delicious authentic Mexican food.

Release Date: May 29, 2024


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