BINGE EATING DISORDER: THE DIETITIAN'S ROLE IN HEALING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States yet also the most undiagnosed. There is no standardized nutrition therapy approach for the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder which can leave RDs feeling uncertain about how best to offer evidenced based care. Within this thought-provoking course RDs will gain an insider's understanding of the complexity that goes into the use of food for reasons other than fuel. Utilizing a non-diet approach participants will obtain effective tools for assessment of Binge Eating Disorder and develop counseling skills to help clients re-heal their relationship with food.
Upon successful completion of this 1.5 hour course, the participant should be able to:
Define Binge Eating Disorder and DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria.
Understand the complex relationship of food and BED.
Develop key assessment tools to better understand what influences each client's binge eating behaviors and patterns.
Identify 6 core steps to help clients reestablish a healthy relationship with food.
Erin Gonzalez, RDN, LD, specializes in prevention and treatment of disordered eating and practices utilizing a non-diet, Health at Every Size perspective. Erin is certified in Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Intuitive Eating, and is a trained facilitator for AmIHungry?® Mindful Eating programs. Erin is currently working on obtaining her Master's degree in Nutrition and is an adjunct professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She regularly presents to professionals as well as to businesses, and schools, and frequently contributes to local media and newspaper articles.
Erin's passion lies in helping others free themselves from restrictive rules to find peace with food and their body. In addition it is her hope to help educate and inspire other healthcare professionals on the benefits and utilization of a non-diet approach.