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You Are Not an Impostor: Taming Feelings of Insecurity and Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Landry opens a conversation exploring why RDNs attribute their success to external reasons and not to their abilities, knowledge, or expertise – all telling signs of impostor syndrome.

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This webinar was presented live on September 15, 2022.

According to new research, many in the nutrition and dietetics community experience impostor syndrome and have negative perceptions which can inhibit their desire to take advantage of career opportunities, pursue career advancement, or seek entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship opportunities. Impostor syndrome is pervasive across race and ethnicity, genders, and ages - affecting individuals from their time in school, throughout their career, and even up to retirement. Attendees will be engaged through interactive case study activities to deconstruct root causes of why dietitians and dietetic students may experience impostor syndrome, review common thoughts and feelings associated with impostorism, and specify how we can all work towards overcoming feelings of self-doubt that limit professional achievement and success!

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 3.1.1, 3.2.2, 3.1.5

Learning Objectives

  1. 1. Deconstruct the phenomenon, dimensions, types, and cycle of the impostor syndrome as it pertains to the dietetics profession. 
  2. List five signs of impostor syndrome and why individuals experience impostor syndrome within the field of dietetics.  
  3. Describe three strategies nutrition educators can implement to overcome feelings of self-doubt and impostor syndrome.


Matthew J. Landry, PhD, RDN

Matthew is a nutrition and health promotion postdoctoral fellow and registered dietitian at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. His current research is focused on examining the overall dietary quality and composition of a healthful diet on obesity, metabolic syndrome, and risk factors for chronic diseases and the utilization of novel, dietary interventions as conduits to promote health at the population level. He has presented his research at national and international conferences.

Matthew received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, a doctorate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and completed his dietetic internship through the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at UT-Austin.

Release Date: September 15, 2022


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