Combating the Diet Culture: When Healthy Eating is Disordered
COMBATING THE DIET CULTURE: WHEN "HEALTHY" EATING IS DISORDERED
What is the latest diet craze your clients mentioned to you? Is it a fad diet reinvented, a new app that counts calories, or another way to lose weight quickly? Diets are everywhere, and each "new" diet is more about what you cannot eat than what you can. With high rates of documented obesity, there is a great focus on changing eating to be healthier and lose weight. Yet research has repeatedly shown that diets increase risk for disordered eating. When is "healthy" eating disordered? How can dietitians help clients to find an eating plan that works? In this one-hour webinar, the presenter will discuss trends in the diet culture and how we as dietitians can combat this culture to help clients develop a balanced relationship with food. In addition, case studies will be examined to apply principles discussed.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify aspects of the culture that affect eating attitudes and behaviors.


  • Explain how the field of dietetics can promote unhealthy dieting.


  • Define when "healthy" eating is actually disordered eating.


  • Understand counseling skills and methods to help clients eat well instead of dieting.


  • Apply learned principles to case study examples.
Live Webinar Date: May 31, 2018   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3010, 4000, 5200, 5370
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.7, 8.3.6, 9.4.5, 10.1.2
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
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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Expiration Date: (Sep 17,2021)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (Jul 16,2021)

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Expiration Date: (Jun 18,2021)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (Feb 28,2021)

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Expiration Date: (Jan 22,2021)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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On Demand
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Expiration Date: (Nov 15,2020)

Rating: 4.70 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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On Demand
Live Date: (Aug 24,2017)
Expiration Date: (Aug 23,2020)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Interviewing with Disordered Eating Clients

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On Demand
Live Date: (Jul 27,2017)
Expiration Date: (Jul 26,2020)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Julie Brake, MS, RDN, LD

Duration: 1 hour

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On Demand
Live Date: (May 04,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 03,2020)

Rating: 4.63 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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The Nutrition Counseling Process for Disordered Eating

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 16,2017)
Expiration Date: (Mar 15,2020)

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Eating Disorders

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On Demand
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Expiration Date: (Jan 18,2020)

Rating: 4.55 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour