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Professional Webinar: Addressing Food Rigidity through Food Exposures – A Dietitian’s View

June 7, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Addressing Food Rigidity through Food Exposures –
A Dietitian’s View

Presented by
Becky Mehr, MS, RD, LDN
Regional Nutrition Manager, The Renfrew Centers 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Eating Disorders (ED) often develop as a coping skill in response to an individual’s emotional distress. Rigid, inflexible thinking and eating patterns may result and perpetuate the destructive ED cycle. Recent research has found food exposures to be an important element in effectively addressing food rigidity. In recovery work with eating disorder clients, concerns involving food rigidity most often fall under the purview of the dietitian – reinforcing the need for specific training on this complex issue. To increase the knowledge base, as well as comfort level, of the dietitian in supporting clients with food exposures, this presentation will provide an in-depth explanation of exposures, methods for enhancing successful exposures’ outcomes and case study examples.  

About the Presenter

Becky Mehr, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Nashville and Regional Nutrition Manager for The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Mehr received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Lipscomb University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Memphis. Her background experience covers a wide range of settings and populations including providing medical nutrition in an acute care facility and working with individuals with developmental disabilities.