Using Stress to Your Advantage
Dietitians often face stress in the workplace, but rather than letting it become an impediment to success, they can use it to their advantage. Learning how to manage stress is key to achieving better mental health and productivity. Stress serves as a motivator and indicator of what matters most; dietitians should focus on making positive changes that contribute to their well-being by developing healthy outlets for dealing with pressure and creating routines that provide balance and structure. A dietitian can also rely on resilience to help them use their stressful situations to grow, such as exploring different coping strategies or improving their time management skills. By recognizing how they can use stress in beneficial ways, a dietitian can keep their professional ambitions strong while still feeling confident and energized. Through this presentation, dietitians can become empowered to redirect stress into a productive force and make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Participants will gain actionable insights as well as practical advice on sources of stress and how they can be managed more successfully. The webinar encourages its audience to use their new found knowledge and skill sets in managing stressful situations so they can be healthier and more productive.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Learn about the benefits of stress.

  • Implement how to employ the stress response to handle a challenging situation.

  • Identify a stressful situation that can be used as a challenge versus a threat.

  • Plan how to utilize a stressful situation to change the outcome in a positive way.
Live Event Date: Jan 31, 2023
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.2.6, 3.1.1, 4.1.1, 9.1.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Lisa Jones, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Dietitian Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the highest honor bestowed upon a Pennsylvania Dietitian. Lisa Jones serves on the Medical Review Board for U.S. News and is an Advisory Board member for She has been frequently quoted in print publications, on TV and in online media including but not limited to Women's Health. Lisa Jones has also written articles for various news outlets and is a contributing author to the book, Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide. She is the podcast host of’s, “Nutrition411: The Podcast.” Lisa is also a TEDx speaker.

Lisa Jones worked as a training manager for a food service division at a School District in Pennsylvania, as one of her first jobs where she quickly realized that the men and women, she was training were lacking engagement and understanding. Her immediate reaction was to change her way and use some of her earlier childhood understanding for gamification and humor when she learned about the powerful connection created by playing and laughing together. Lisa Jones’ mission is to help create meaningful connections together and leverage creative solutions to interpersonal communication in the workplace.