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This webinar was presented live on February 10, 2021.
Every day, 6,000 women in the U.S. enter menopause, and millions more are experiencing the menopause transition for upwards of 10 years. Many women will live up to 40% of their life in a post-menopausal state, and it's important for health professionals to understand how menopause influences a woman's physical and emotional health. This webinar will highlight the effects of estrogen loss on the risk for certain chronic illness and discuss how to apply medical nutrition therapy to help prevent and manage those conditions.
CPE Level: 1
- Describe the three main stages of menopause transition and when they occur.
- Recognize the role of decreased estrogen levels in the development of chronic health conditions associated with menopause and the aging process.
- Apply the principles of a balanced diet and physical activity during the menopause transition and afterwards to reduce the risk for chronic disease in women as they age.
Elizabeth M. Ward
Elizabeth M. Ward is a nutrition communicator, writer, and recipe developer. She is the co-author of The Menopause Diet Plan, A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health, and Happiness and the author of the Academy’s Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy (second edition) and several other books. She blogs at Betteristhenewperfect.com.
As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nine years, Ward was featured in hundreds of print and broadcast interviews, including CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show and was a regular guest on Boston 25’s Morning News in Boston for six years. Ward completed her undergraduate degree in human nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a one-year dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a masters degree in Mass Communication at Boston University. She is the recipient of the 125 Alumni to Watch Award from the University of Massachusetts, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three daughters.