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Nutrition Considerations for the Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapies and Providing an Inclusive Space for the Transgender Community

This session will address best practices as well as offer recommendations on providing an inclusive care environment to transgender individuals undergoing transition.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This product is free for COGA members.

This webinar was presented live on December 21, 2021.

Transition often includes substantial medical interventions. Many transgender people undergo hormone therapy and surgical interventions often referred to as "gender confirmation." The registered dietitian is well equipped to address clinical issues impacting the nutrition of transgender individuals undergoing gender-affirming therapies. Participants will consider the impact of food insecurity, healthcare discrimination, and psychosocial concerns that influence eating patterns. This session will address best practices as well as offer recommendations on providing an inclusive care environment to this vulnerable population. A live Q&A will be held after the presentation to add depth and scope to research and evidence-based recommendations.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 3
Performance Indicators: 4.2.2, 6.2.1, 10.2.3

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain barriers to optimal nutrition for the transgender community
  2. Describe clinical nutrition-related side effects of estrogen and testosterone therapy
  3. Identify opportunities to developing an inclusive care environment


Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND

Zachari Breeding is a registered, licensed dietitian and holds his Certification of Specialty in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). He is the owner of Sage Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and private chef company and is the Food Operations Manager at the VA Medical Center. He is the 2020 recipient of the Emerging Leader in Dietetics award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Zach is also the Speaker-Elect for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics House of Delegates and Past Chair of the Committee for Lifelong Learning, which plans the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). He is also the founder and president of the Mandy Wagner Foundation, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to improve the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis.

Release Date: December 21, 2021


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