Managing EDs in Children and Adolescents: A Nutrition Perspective

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Managing EDs in Children and Adolescents: A Nutrition Perspective

Doors open at 8:30am for breakfast and registration Presentation will begin at 9:00am 2 CEUs will be provided Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are seeking eating disorders treatment. Nutrition therapy for these young patients must consider growth and development as well as family/career engagement and competency within the context of the eating disorders treatment process. This workshop provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based approaches to nutrition intervention for young eating disorders patients emphasizing inclusion of the family as an agent of inspiration and change. Participants will learn practical tools to promote desired recovery outcomes from a medical/nutritional and therapeutic perspective.   At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify at least 1 changes in growth pattern that indicate inadequate nutritional state List at least 2 differences in treatment approaches needed for ARFID patients Recognize at least 2 specific considerations that should be utilized when developing nutrition care plans for children/adolescents with eating disorders Leah Graves is the Vice President of Nutrition Services and Culinary Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years.

Prior to joining Veritas, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, OK. She graduated with highest distinction form the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985 then began her work with individuals with eating disorders. Leah is a founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders where she has served on the Academy’s Executive Team, Board of Directors and Chaired the North American Teaching Days for the International Conference on Eating Disorders in addition to serving the Academy on the Nominating, Fellowship Selection, and Membership Recruitment and Retention Committees. She has also been honored with the distinction of Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Leah has been involved in eating disorders advocacy with the National Eating Disorders Association as a member of the Conference Planning Committee and with the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association where she served as President and Governance Committee Chair.   She currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Rock Recovery.
Leah has been invited faculty at many eating disorders conferences including the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Hispano-Latin American Congress on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, Renfrew Foundation Conference, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association Conference and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference as well as numerous regional and local conferences. Leah has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders and is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research..

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