Patients with gastrointestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), functional GI diseases (irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis), and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease frequently have maladaptive eating behaviors. In some cases, maladaptive eating behaviors can turn into eating disorders. The discussion between patient and practitioner can either fuel the disordered eating or heal it. This session is designed to provide practical tips to the practitioner on how to treat the gastrointestinal condition from a multidisciplinary approach without causing harm via food confusion, further restriction and weight stigma.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 8.3.4 Assesses clients' emotions toward nutrition-related statements
or phenomenon, body image/preoccupation with food and weight, and readiness to change nutrition-related behaviors.
- 9.6.2 Applies a variety of counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower clients/patients to make changes.
- 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition
- Identify the prevalence and manifestation of disordered eating in patients with GI diseases and disorders
- Illustrate how stigmatizing language can affect body satisfaction, eating behaviors, and mental health in those with digestive diseases
- Conduct nutrition counseling sessions that nurtures self-compassion and a positive relationship with food
- Janelle Smith, MS, RD, CEDRD
- Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN
- Kelly Issokson, MS, RD
- Ruchi Mathur, MC, FRCPC