MCH Nutrition Course 2021 WEB

Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom

This continuing education session is hosted by the UAB’s Maternal Child Health Nutrition training program called, Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition (LEPN) which is in the Division of Adolescent Medicine of the Department of Pediatrics at UAB. The purpose of this series is to improve the nutritional status of children and adolescents by updating pediatric health professionals in clinical nutrition, community nutrition and nutrition needs of the pediatric population. The series is designed for dietitians, diet technicians, and other health care professionals who are interested in learning about nutrition for children and adolescents.

Because of travel restrictions, this will be a virtual conference series offered on three consecutive Wednesdays. 

12 hours of CPE have been applied for through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPE certificate will be available to download at the end of each day. 

Agenda

Day 1 - Feb. 24: Public Health and Community Nutrition

Day 1 - Feb. 24: Public Health and Community Nutrition

This day will provide updates and information in current policy, public health and community nutrition interventions.

Moderator: Ashley Blackwell, MS, Nutrition Fellow, UAB 


10:00-10:55 a.m.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Pediatric Highlights

Jamie Stang, Ph.D., MPH, RDN 
Associate Professor 
Director, Leadership Education & Training Program in MCH Nutrition 
Director, Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science and Practice 
University of Minnesota School of Public Health 


11:00-11:55 a.m.

Nutrition in the Media: Lost in Translation

Beth Kitchin, Ph.D., RDN, LD 
Assistant Professor and Director of Media & Community Engagement 
UAB Nutrition Sciences
Director, UAB Nutrition Sciences Minor
Patient Educator, UAB Osteoporosis Clinic
University of Alabama at Birmingham 


11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Break

12:00-12:55 p.m.

Food Insecurity in the Pediatric Population

Libby Spoede, MS, RDN, CSP, LD 
Clinical Nutrition Services 
Texas Children’s Hospital 


1:00-1:55 p.m.

Addressing Adolescent Obesity in Schools 

Katherine R. Arlinghaus, Ph.D., RD
Assistant Professor 
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health 
University of Minnesota School of Public Health 


1:55-2:00 p.m.

Wrap Up

Day 2 - March 3: Clinical Nutrition

Day 2 - March 3: Clinical Nutrition

This day is dedicated to assessment and treatment of pediatric nutrition in the areas of malnutrition, children with special health care needs, allergies and carbohydrate restrictions.

Moderator: Breanne Hurst, Nutrition Fellow, UAB


10:00-10:55 a.m.

Assessing and Intervention in Pediatric Malnutrition

Mark R. Corkins, M.D., CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP
St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center


11:00-11:55 a.m.

Oh Nuts! Pediatric Allergy and Nutrition

Amy CaJacob, M.D., FAAAAI
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director A/I Fellowship
Alabama Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology President
UAB Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Julia Berger MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian
Children’s of Alabama


11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m

Break

12:00-12:55 p.m.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: An adolescent’s perspective

Emily Sutherland, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian
Children’s of Alabama 

Leah Wallace
Adolescent Patient


1:00-1:55 p.m.

Nutrition and Feeding Assessment in Children with Special Health Care Needs

Harriet H. Cloud, MS, RDN, LD
Owner and President
Nutrition Matters-Nutrition Consulting
Professor Emeritus Nutrition, UAB


1:55-2:00 p.m.

Wrap Up

Day 3 - March 10: Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents

Day 3 - March 10: Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents

This day is dedicated to understanding and treatment of children and adolescents with disordered eating. Today was planned in conjunction with the Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group.

Moderator: Sarah Gleason, RD, LD, CEDRD-S, Chair, Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group

10:05-10:55 a.m.

Disability of Disordered Eating: Cleaning up the Confusion

Laura Terrazas, MS, RDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian and Credentialed Special Education Professor
Santa Cruze, CA


Moderator: Theresa Carmichael, RDN- Chair elect-elect

11:00-11:55 a.m.

COVID’s impact on individuals with Disordered Eating

Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD-S, CSSD, LD
Vice President of Clinical Nutrition Services at Alsana: An Eating Recovery Community
Huntsville, AL


11:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Break

Moderator: Natalie Grun, RDN, LD- Eating Disorder Resource Professional BHN practice group

12:00-12:55 p.m.

Utilization of Psychiatric Culinary Medicine in the Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders

April N. Hackert, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S
Psychiatric Culinary Medicine Dietitian and Adolescent Eating Disorders Specialist
Certified Chief
Smith River, CA


Moderator: Julia Cassidy, MS, RDN, CEDRD- Chair-Elect BHN Practice Group

1:00-1:55 p.m.

When Food Isn’t Safe: Somatic Approaches to Understanding and Treating ARFID in Adolescents

Anna M. Lutz, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S
Owner and Registered Dietitian
Lutz, Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy
North Carolina

Annie Goldsmith, RDN, LDN
Owner and Registered Dietitian
Second Breakfast Nutrition
North Carolina


1:55-2:00 p.m.

Wrap up- Bonnie Spear, Ph.D., RDN, FAND

Registration

Cost per individual session is $25.
Three-session series is $50.

*Suggested browsers to use for registration are Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Links to handouts and Zoom session will be sent via email closer to the day of the presentation. 

Questions?

Email uabmchn@peds.uab.edu or call 205.638.6507.