Resources for Behavioral Health Nutrition

Recorded Webinar

This webinar will showcase the BHN DPG’s Resource Professionals and review the RDN’s role within the four practice areas (Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).

  • Release Date: January 15, 2019
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This product is free for BHN members.

This webinar was presented live on January 15, 2019.

This webinar will showcase the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice Group's Resource Professionals (RP) and offer a brief overview of the RDN's role within each of the four practice areas (Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). BHN has a designated Resource Professional for each practice area that aims to offer the latest research, events and conferences that will support your professional development, as well as, offer wisdom from their expertise. This distinction comes with years of clinical experience, research knowledge, and professional insight that supports our practice group's vision to be the centralized location for RDN's to receive training on behavioral health nutrition.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 6060, 7050
Performance Indicators: 8.3, 3.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 4.1, 4.1.4, 2.2, 2.2.4, 1.2, 1.2.2, 1.2.5

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how the BHN resource professionals can improve your practice
  2. Recognize the skills necessary for each practice area and apply them to practice advancement
  3. List hot topics and research trends


Julia Cassidy, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Julia Cassidy is the Director of Dietary at Center for Discovery where she has worked for over 15 years. Julia is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Licensed Body Positive facilitator. Julia is also the Co-Chair for the Nutrition SIG with AED (Academy for Eating Disorders) and the Mental Health Resource Professional for BHN. Julia has presented on the topic of eating disorders, food exposures in the treatment of eating disorders and intuitive eating both nationally and internationally. Julia oversees 20 Dietitians nationwide and has developed the RD Manual at CFD in addition to updating the nutrition program, which focuses on using food exposure and response prevention.

Jean Daniello MS, RDN, CDE, LDN

Jean Daniello is Director of Dietary Services at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) in Baltimore, MD. RICA serves adolescents from age 12 – 21 who have emotional disabilities. Jean also is the Wellness Dietitian at the Defense Information System Agency at Fort Meade, MD where she provides nutrition counseling to employees as part of their Wellness Program. In addition, she has worked previously as an outpatient dietitian, counseling anyone with a physician referral covering a variety of medical conditions affecting individuals from age 10 and up. She has consulted for a Senior Inclusion Program that serves developmentally disabled Senior Citizens within the Department of Aging. She has worked as a "cooking coach" for a young man with autism who was learning to live independently. She co-wrote a United Way Community Grant to assist a non-profit agency that managed three group homes to improve the nutritional status of individuals living in the homes and to provide guidance to the staff and families. Jean has also worked at the Maryland State Department of Education as a Food and Nutrition Program Specialist for Family Day Care Programs and Adult Day Services, and the Joslin Diabetes Center at University of MD Medical System where she worked with many individuals with multiple disorders beyond diabetes.

Beyond her professional career she is the parent of two adult daughters with cognitive developmental disability and has been advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities for many years. In that capacity Jean was appointed to the Commission on Disability Issues in Howard County and served two 4-year terms and was vice Chairperson in 2010-2011 and Chairperson in 2012-2013. During this time she was instrumental in enacting legislation that allowed individuals with a HS Certificate of Attendance from the State of MD to apply for positions that they would be able to work in with some adaptations. Prior to that legislation these positions required a high school diploma. This led to the County Executive forming a Youth Transition Council. Jean was then appointed to the Council for Transitioning Youth as a parent advocate.

Ashley Lytwyn, MS, RDN, LDN

Ashley Lytwyn is the Director of Nutrition at Breathe Life Healing Center and calls herself a "dietitian who doesn't diet";. She specializes in the integrated treatment of substance use disorder and eating disorders and speaks nationally on this topic. She believes in the ability to make peace with food and the body. She aims to help individuals ditch the diet mentality and learn to nourish the body, mind, and soul. She is a certified Intuitive Eating Professional and is working towards being a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. She earned her master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Clinical Nutrition. In addition to her work at Breathe, she owns and operates a private practice, focusing on eating disorders, disordered eating, and substance use disorder.

Haley Goodrich, RD, LDN

Haley Goodrich specializes in eating disorder recovery, Intuitive Eating, and body image healing from a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective. Haley is currently pursuing her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) Certification. In addition to individual client work and managing her group private practice, she is also the co-founder of INSPIRD to SEEK, a community-based learning experience designed to mentor and guide nutrition entrepreneurs to build amazing businesses. She advocates through her writing, speaking, social media presence, and mentorship for practitioners.

  • Release Date: January 15, 2019