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This webinar was presented live on February 18, 2020.
The purpose of this webinar is to open discussion about how to bridge the gap in nutrition training between traditional dietetics and integrative and functional medicine nutrition training. We will view a side by side comparison of traditional nutrition and dietetics master's degree programs and functional and integrative nutrition master's degree programs. Margo will discuss her hands-on experience in her own education between traditional dietetics and integrative and functional nutrition. She will discuss how several universities are structuring the practical experience for integrative and functional medicine nutrition programs. The webinar will be open to questions and brainstorming of possible solutions for dietetics programs to incorporate some level of integrative and functional medicine training.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5420, 6020, 6050, 6080
Performance Indicators: 10.4.5, 8.1.1, 9.1.5
- Identify factors to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in the integrative and functional medicine curriculum.
- Utilize practicum-based tools to apply functional medicine principles through case-simulations, mentoring, in-clinic case work-ups, cooking demonstrations, etc.
- Identify and review various approaches that integrative and functional medicine-based institutions programs utilize to expose their students to the practicum.
Margo Gasta, DCN, RDN, CCN, CCH
Dr. Margo Gasta, DCN, RDN, CCN, CCH, an Integrative Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Classical Homeopath with 30 years of experience. Her doctorate degree is a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN), which specialized in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has been in private practice since 2000 and currently owns a private practice in Boulder, CO. Margo teaches a master's level integrative nutrition class at Saybrook University. She is currently the 2019/2020 President Elect of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND, and the 2020/2021 President of CAND. She has co-authored and published 11 articles on probiotics and one on Hashimoto's disease, and wrote "The Nutrition Assessment of Metabolic and Nutritional Balance," chapter in the new functional medicine textbook entitled Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.