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Professional Webinar: The Intersection of Food and Feelings - Learning from Case Examples on Nutrition Therapy

August 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Intersection of Food and Feelings:
Learning from Case Examples on Nutrition Therapy

Presented by: Jessica Berens, RD, LDN
Regional Nutrition Manager and Registered Dietitian
The Renfrew Center of Charlotte

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) 

Individuals struggling with disordered eating often suffer from both physical and emotional consequences related to their symptomatic behaviors. With many protocols now accessible for treatment, it may be difficult for providers to acquire innovative skills and best practices for working with this complex population.

Through case study examples, this webinar will identify how emotions impact food choices in eating disorder clients. Attendees will learn to integrate counseling skills into their treatment approach to “go deeper” with their clients and better understand the importance of the link between nutrition and emotions. Additionally, medical diagnoses in complex client cases will be addressed through the utilization of a food and weight neutral approach.


About the Presenter:

Jessica Berens, RD, LDN, is the Regional Nutrition Manager and Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Charlotte. She received a dual-Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition and Psychology from The University of Florida. At The Renfrew Center of Charlotte, Ms. Berens assists patients in exploring beliefs about nutrition and body image in additional to helping them identify the connections between food choices, exercise and emotions. She specializes in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) as well as bringing weight neutral language and goals into higher levels of care. Ms. Berens is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Tech University.


For questions, please contact Melissa Falzarano at 1-877-367-3383 or mfalzarano@renfrewcenter.com.