Date: June 8
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)
Nutrition professionals can be key players in the healthcare team of their transgender or gender diverse clients. This webinar addresses key questions including: What does gender-affirming communication look like for nutrition professionals? What nutrition-related clinical considerations result from medically transitioning? How can nutrition professionals address the sex-specific aspects of nutrition assessment?
This activity qualifies for the 1.0 ethics credit required by CDR.
CPE Level: 2
- 1.1.5 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
- 1.5.1 Builds rapport and trust within relationships while respecting professional boundaries.
- 1.7.2 Recognizes the importance of diversity, orientation, social and cultural norms that may have an impact on individuals, groups and plans of care.
- Identify attributes of gender-affirming communication.
- List three nutrition-related considerations for transgender patients who are medically transitioning.
- Apply clinical reasoning to sample cases illustrating challenges with sex-specific domains of nutrition assessment.
Whitney Linsenmeyer PhD, RD, LD
Whitney Linsenmeyer, PhD, RD, LD (she/her) is an assistant professor of nutrition and DPD Director at Saint Louis University. She serves as a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with expertise in transgender health and nutrition. Dr. Linsenmeyer's research and clinical practice center on advancing nutrition care for the transgender and gender diverse population. She is passionate about the role that food and nutrition can play in the lives of transgender individuals, as well as the role that nutrition professionals can play in the role of providing excellent healthcare for the transgender community.
Jen Waters MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Jennifer Waters MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN (she/her) is an instructor in the Department of Nutrition at Benedictine University and a doctoral candidate in Health Sciences at Northern Illinois University. Her dissertation research centers on dietitian readiness and training to care for transgender and gender diverse patients. In her previous role as a clinical nutrition manager, she served as a district diversity and inclusion ambassador, was active on the LGBTQ alliance committee, and garnered grant funding to advance house-wide training of healthcare professionals for the inclusive care of the LGBTQ community.