nutritional-needsIntegrating Nutrition Into Your Everyday Practice

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Presented by: Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH and Jaime Schehr, ND, RD, CDN
Recorded: February 2015

This recorded presentation provides straight-forward and effective strategies on how to incorporate nutrition into your patients visit. The lecture outlines key considerations when discussing a patient’s nutritional needs and diet as well as methods for promoting change. You will learn which questions to ask when evaluating dietary intake as well as how to decide on the right diet for your patient. For most of us our relationship to food is more than meeting caloric needs. It can be emotional, social, medicinal, health promoting or impeding. For some food is joyous and others torture. For all of us however, eating is our fuel, foundation and prescription to health. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Schehr will identify clinical pearls for discussing nutrition in a timely, effective and realistic manner and the key to making lasting dietary changes.  Dr. Kligler will share successful techniques from his practice and teach and demonstrate the basic elements of motivational interviewing as a tool for clinicians.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss foundations for proper nutrition in an integrative medical visit
  2. Identify 3 specific strategies that promote successful dietary change
  3. Discuss the basic principles and skills of motivational interviewing as a tool for promoting change
  4. Learn quick and effective methods of nutrition education for various therapeutic diets