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This webinar was presented live on May 2, 2023.
This webinar is designed for university-level nutrition professors who want to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students with disordered eating. The webinar focuses on exploring strategies for modifying nutrition assignments and course material to be more sensitive and supportive of students with diverse experiences. Specifically, the webinar will focus on adapting the 3-day diet assessment, a common nutrition assignment, to support students with disordered eating.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of nutrition assignments on students with disordered eating, and will learn how to create a supportive classroom culture that promotes student well-being. The webinar will provide practical tools and strategies for adapting assignments and course material, including principles of trauma-informed teaching and best practices for using empathetic language. Additionally, participants will learn about additional resources and support services that can be provided to students with disordered eating and other mental health concerns.
By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of how to navigate sensitive topics related to disordered eating in nutrition education, and will be equipped with practical tools and strategies to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those with disordered eating.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 9.4.3, 2.1.3, 1.7.3
- Identify common triggers for students with disordered eating in nutrition education assignments and course material.
- Analyze the potential impact of nutrition assignments on students with disordered eating, and understand the importance of creating a safe and inclusive learning environment.
- Develop strategies for modifying the 3-day diet assessment and other nutrition assignments to support students with disordered eating.
- Apply principles of trauma-informed teaching to create a nurturing classroom culture that supports student well-being.
- Explore ways to adapt course material and lectures to promote sensitivity and inclusivity in nutrition education.
- Discuss the role of language and communication in creating a supportive classroom environment, and practice using empathetic language in class discussions and interactions with students.
- Consider additional resources and support services that can be provided to students with disordered eating and other mental health concerns.
Courtney Vickery MS, RD, LD
Courtney Vickery is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Yoga Teacher. As an eating disorder survivor herself, she is passionate about providing nutrition services that are based in Intuitive Eating and weight inclusivity.
She holds bachelors degrees in political science and dietetics, as well as a Masters degree in Foods & Nutrition at the University of Georgia. She completed her Dietetic Internship and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Georgia as well.
Before opening her nutrition private practice, she has worked as a clinical dietitian, outpatient & wellness dietitian, group fitness manager, and healthcare administrator. Most recently she served as the Interim Director of the Dietetic Internship at the University of Georgia.
In addition to her private practice, she is currently serving as the president of the Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association and is an instructor in the Foods & Nutrition Department at the University of Georgia.
She lives in the Athens area with her husband of over 12 years, their daughter, son, and 2 cats, and 1 dog.