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These presentations cover a wide range of topics to help you gain insight into different practice areas, learn new skills and stay up to date on the evidence and best practices.  New topics are added regularly throughout the year.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these presentations are that of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect those of Dietitians of Canada. Further, the presentations should not be reproduced in full or in part without the express written consent of the presenter.  

A position on sustainable food systems and diets for the profession Liesel Carlsson PhD (c), Roxanne Wagner, MBA RD Examine the rational and position on SFS and diets, and how the position applies to professional practice. Learn to think about your own relevant applications of the evidence and position to build an understanding of how to translate key principles into actionable steps. Get ahead of the curve: become a food and nutrition trend watcher/predictor Christy Brissette, MS RD Gain practical tools and tips to help you become a trend watcher and predictor so you can stay one step ahead of your clients, patients and the media. Nutrition and dietetics in the post-truth era: alternative facts, conflicts of interest and nutribollox Judith Swift, PhD Why humans so readily reject expert advice and how dietitians must be prepared to engage with today’s ‘post-truth, post-trust’ threats without ‘fear or favour’. Ketogenic Diet As Medical Therapy and A Lifestyle Jennifer Fabe, MSc, RD An overview of assessment, implementation methods and strategies to ensure sustainability of the diet are reviewed for weight loss or other medical conditions. Identifying micronutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery Jennifer Brown MSc RD This session is for dietitians interested in supporting clients/patients that have undergone bariatric surgery. Learn indicators of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which vitamin/mineral supplements are commonly needed, and suggestions for treating post-operative micronutrient deficiencies. Maximizing our influence and impact Jennifer Buccino MEd, RD, Leslie Whittington-Carter MHS, RD This session on advocacy will empower you to take practical steps to address food, nutrition and health system policy issues with decision-makers at the local, provincial/territorial and federal levels. When children can't eat Naureen Hunani RD, Grace Wong MSc, RD This presentation provides an overview of the spectrum of pediatric feeding disorders and equips dietitians with practical tools to support these families. Early screening, “red flags”, picky eating, developmental delays, sensory-based feeding challenges and autism spectrum disorder are discussed. Applying research and advocacy to household food insecurity Joy Hutchinson MSc (c) RD, Mary Ellen Prange MHSc RD, Valerie Tarasuk PhD An examination of the scope and nature of household food insecurity, its primary drivers and nutrition implications for public health, drawing on results from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. Reducing weight stigma: how to practice weight-inclusive approaches in a weight-centric society Jennifer Brown, MSc RD, Lindsey Mazur, MSc (c) RD This session provides an overview of the PEN® backgrounder on weight stigma, reviewing the evidence from both a chronic disease and a social justice understanding. Listeners will learn to describe weight stigma and its impacts, gain an appreciation for the physiology of weight change, and adopt weight-inclusive approaches using a client-centred approach. What’s food all about? A journey through conversations with Canadians Marcia Cooper PhD RD, Laurie Wadsworth PhD, Irena Forbes RD PDt FDC, Explore the meaning of food through experiential and research learnings from the Let’s Taste Canada cross country tour and photovoice conversations with dietetic students and professionals. Unpack the personal meanings of food and how these affect personal and professional endeavours.
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