Tricks to Teach Meal Planning Without Breaking a Sweat
Did you know that Americans spend more than half of their food budget in bars and restaurants? And that ninety percent of our $3.3 trillion in annual healthcare spending is on chronic disease, most of which can be staved off, prevented, or even reversed through diet? Food is not only medicine; it is the first line of defense in healing, before medicines and supplements. Offering nutrition advice and diet handouts alone to patients does not result in lifestyle change. Americans want to eat more home cooked meals, but need easy meal prep. Patients need real and tangible strategies, and manageable steps to facilitate lasting behavioral change. Practical culinary, meal planning, and shopping techniques will be provided to make healthy cooking at home fast, budget friendly, and delicious.

In addition to slides, participants will receive a handout of meal planning tips with recipes to share with clients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify macronutrients and sodium in popular restaurant meals.

  • Identify ways meal prepping minimizes food waste and supports sustainability.

  • Teach clients practical culinary tips, meal planning, meal prepping, and shopping strategies.

  • Identify popular phone applications that facilitate meal planning and shopping.

  • Teach patients strategies for eating healthy on a budget and teach patients how to engage children in preparation of family meals.
Live Event Date: Jun 03, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.3.6, 8.4.5, 9.1.2, 13.2.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Tina Marinaccio, MS, RDN, CPT
Tina Marinaccio

Tina Marinaccio, MS, RDN, CPT is an Integrative Culinary Registered Dietitian. With 20 years experience as a motivational wellness speaker, expert in fitness and nutrition, and foodie gourmand, she provides corporate wellness workshops, integrative nutrition therapy, and nourishing and distinctive cooking classes. She is an adjunct professor in Clinical Nutrition and Food Sciences at Montclair State University, and mentors nutrition students from around the country. Tina completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, and is certified in weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her specialties include weight loss, culinary training, food writing/blogging, corporate wellness, integrative nutrition, anti-inflammatory, Mediterranean diets, and detox diets, and healthy eating on the go for busy people.