Family-Based Nutrition Counseling
Family-based treatment (FBT) has now been used for over a decade in treatment of anorexia nervosa (Lock & LeGrange 2005). Methods studied and used for FBT originally did not involve registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) or any nutrition counselor at all. Yet standards of care for disordered eating (DE) treatment have involved nutrition counseling with an RDN for ages (JAND 2011). The research supporting the role of the RDN in disordered eating treatment should fit with the research supporting FBT since both are true. How can we as RDNs be involved with FBT? How can we provide family-based nutrition counseling in other ways? Is family-based nutrition counseling beneficial for all types of DE? This webinar will discuss family-based nutrition counseling and how dietitians can counsel families to aid in treatment of children and adolescents with DE. Ways to provide the support and direction needed for families will be discussed, and case study examples will be examined.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define different types of family-based counseling for disordered eating (DE).

  • Understand how to provide family-based nutrition counseling.

  • Decide when family-based nutrition counseling is appropriate for DE treatment.

  • Apply learned principles to case study examples.


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Herrin, Marcia, and Matsumoto, Nancy. The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders, 2nd Ed. 2007. Gürze Books. Carlsbad, CA.
Le Grange D, Lock J, Loeb K, & Nicholls D. Academy for Eating Disorders Position Paper: The Role of the Family in Eating Disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2010; 43(1):1-5.
Lock J, & Le Grange D. Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder. 2005. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. JAND 2011; 111(8):1236-1241.
Practice Paper of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. JAND 2011; 111(8):1261-1273.
Live Webinar Date: Aug 24, 2017   (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4160, 5200, 6020, 6060
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.8, 2.2.2, 4.2.7, 8.2.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Julie Brake, MS, RDN, LD
Julie Brake

Julie Brake, MS, RDN, LD, specializes in family nutrition, sports nutrition, and prevention and treatment of disordered eating. She has also counseled clients for weight management and various nutritional concerns.

Julie has been a private practice dietitian for over 11 years and has worked with families and kids with eating issues for 14 years. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (or SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group. Her private practice is currently located in Marietta, GA. Julie participates in networking groups in metro Atlanta with dietitians and other professionals. She has provided presentations to professionals as well as to businesses and schools. She also writes nutrition articles and tips as opportunities arise. In addition, Julie is a charter board member of Supporting Others to Achieve Recovery, Inc. (or SOAR), a non-profit eating disorder recovery advocacy organization.

Julie enjoys helping others find a healthy balance with eating attitudes and behaviors. She has experience with various approaches and it is her pleasure to work closely with other counselors and professionals to change people's lives.

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