Dietitian Roadmap to Functional Nutrition
Functional nutrition is an approach that focuses not only on addressing the root cause of disease and restoring function to the body, but on the importance of considering all aspects of an individual's lifestyle, biology and diet when providing care. This presentation will touch on both the history and current status of the functional medicine movement and highlight how exploring sleep, GI function, stress levels, environment and genetic variability as well as emotional and mental health is essential to the nutrition care process. As the nutrition health culture shifts towards a more personalized approach, RDN’s are set up to be at the forefront of providing integrative and individualized nutritional counseling that may make a difference in improving the current healthcare system.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define and describe integrative and functional medicine.

  • Describe the interconnected roles that diet, sleep, exercise, environment stress and digestion play in a holistic health picture.

  • Apply and implement basic integrative and functional medicine principles into clinical practice.

  • Identify opportunities for continuing education in integrative and functional nutrition.
Live Event Date: Jan 08, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2100, 3010, 4040, 5420
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.7, 6.2.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years in both private practice, as clinical supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic and with the Wellness Company, Arivale, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the boards of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine which she chaired in 2018. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “The Nutrition Show”, authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods" and "The Microbiome Diet Reset ", and is a consultant around creating a sustainable and resilient food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change. Her website is

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