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This webinar was presented live on December 15, 2020.
This presentation will cover general terminologies and concepts related to the Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) community. Common misconceptions will also be highlighted. Participants will learn about the healthcare challenges this group faces and how providing gender-affirming patient-centered care can improve their experiences. The latest research on common nutritional considerations in the TGD patient along with integrative approaches to care will be explored.
CPE Level: 1
- Discuss key concepts and terminologies as well as common misconceptions related to the transgender community
- Evaluate the latest research on the nutritional considerations of this patient/client population
- Apply best practices for gender-affirming nutrition care
Jennifer M. Waters, MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Jennifer M. Waters, MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN (she/her/hers) is the Clinical Nutrition Manager (Sodexo) at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. She is also a Doctoral Candidate in the Health Sciences program at Northern Illinois University where she is studying the nutrition care of the transgender and gender diverse patient population. Jennifer is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (2004), and of Rush University in Chicago with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (2006). She has over fourteen years of post-registration experience in clinical nutrition with more than seven years in management. In her current role at Rush Copley Medical Center, she serves on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Alliance where the team is developing house wide staff training on providing inclusive and affirming care. Additionally, she serves on Diversity and Inclusion committees for both Rush Copley and Sodexo. Jennifer is passionate about the promotion of health equity for underserved communities.