Are you interested in learning more about the emerging field of telenutrition? The recently released CDC National Center for Health Statistics report revealed that the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in the United States, affecting nearly 40% of adults and close to 20% of youth. Education and support for these individuals remains an unfilled need and telehealth is being utilized more and more to provide an efficient and potentially effective way of delivering nutritional care and counseling. Join two pioneers in telehealth for an overview of this rapidly developing technology. Attendees will be guided through the evidence base for telenutrition and will learn about a successful telehealth program including how it was operationalized and implemented at Medical University of South Carolina. Participants will also explore opportunities for using this viable tool for delivering nutritional care and education.
Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD is the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned a PhD in Health Psychology from Walden University, an M.S in Healthcare Policy and Management with a concentration in nutrition from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cornell University. She has authored/co-authored numerous journal articles on nutritional and psychological issues post-bariatric surgery and presents frequently on policy, weight bias, connecting doctors with dietitians, and best practices in nutrition-education.
Molly Jones, RD, LD is the Outpatient Bariatric Surgery and Telehealth dietitian at Medical University of South Carolina. She received her B.S. in Dietetics from The University of Georgia and holds a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management. She has been instrumental in the implementation and evaluation of the nutrition telehealth program at MUSC and currently offers telenutrition services to over 80 pediatric and adult clinics across South Carolina.
Title: Exploring Telenutrition: Evidence, Operationalization and Opportunities
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST
CE Credit: 1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPEU
Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss the evidence for using telemedicine in nutrition care.
2. Describe best practice guidelines for a successful telenutrition program.
3. Review next steps for practitioners seeking to implement telehealth in practice.
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