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Nutrition Education

Nutrition Presentations

Listen to MUSC's Registered Dietitians (RDs) discuss their areas of expertise. Presentations are done in PowerPoint with a voice overlay so you can listen at your own convenience! Some have handouts that you cant print for easy reference.

Tips and Tricks for Shifting Your Eating Habits   
Listen while Nina Crowley, MS, RD, LD helps you learn why shift work can be deleterious to health and weight, understand how meal planning can help improve health, and discuss healthy options for mealtimes and snacks. Print this handout for a quick list of the best ways to utilize your days off, stock your area, and brown bag it!

The Role of Dietary Antioxidants in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction
You know that you should eat you should eat your fruits and vegetables, but do you really know why?  Listen as Amy Mendez, MPH, RD, LD – an expert in healthy eating for the heart—teaches you about foods rich in antioxidants and how they reduce the risk of heart and vascular disease.  Use this link to find resources on how to include more produce in your diet:

Cystic Fibrosis Mentoring Program
Learn what the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations’ Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Mentoring Program has to offer!  For 50 years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has worked to ensure that people with cystic fibrosis and their families benefit from the best possible care thru research, clinical care, and development of specialized programs.  Learn how Kory Grench, MS, RD, LD, MUSC’s Cystic Fibrosis Registered Dietitian, utilizes the mentoring program with a visit to the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital.

All About E.Coli
E. coli is one of the most commonly recognized forms of foodborne illness.  In the United States as many as 20,000 cases of foodborne disease and 250 deaths are said to result from E. coli infection. Tonya Turner, RD, LD, provides you with a better understanding of the possible risk factors which may contribute to E. coli. Her presentation will allow you to become more familiar with who is at greatest risk for contracting E. coli as well as the signs and symptoms to look for which indicate contraction of this disease. The presentation will also focus on ways to prevent the spread of E. coli, touching on safe handling of foods, cross contamination as well as proper handwashing.

Sodexo's Plan for a Sustainable Future, the Better Tomorrow plan
Sodexo, the international food service company that runs the cafeterias on MUSC campus, is working toward a brighter future. In 2009, Sodexo launched a plan for a more sustainable future, the Better Tomorrow Plan, which details 14 commitments aimed at protecting and restoring the environment, supporting local community development and promoting health and wellness. Listen while Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD, discusses these action-oriented commitments further. Each of these commitments will have a measurable target for progress over the next 10 years, the results of which will be publically reported.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
As dietitians we often encounter people with eating disorders. Given the complexity of treating someone with an eating disorder, it is always helpful to have a set of tools on hand to work with. Stacy Renouf, RD, LD provides a synopsis of cognitive-behavioral therapy and the tools that it can provide to help our clients and patients work toward a healthier body and eating mentality. These tools can also be a great adjunct to any weight loss program and/or counseling you provide.

Johnson & Johnson Institute for Diabetes
Ashleigh Ricevuto, RD, LD, is the inpatient and outpatient Diabetes dietitian at MUSC. Her presentation features information for healthcare professionals that she learned while attending the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes institute is San Jose, CA on May 19-20, 2011. The mission of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute is to transform diabetes care from management to mastery. Improve patient outcomes by translating the skills and information health care professionals acquire at the Institute into their practices and their communities. Johnson & Johnson provides health care professionals with education and training on the safe and effective use of LifeScan's blood glucose monitoring products and software and Animas insulin pumps. The courses emphasize ways to use diabetes tools and technologies in real time and innovative practice models to help solve patient problems.  There is no cost to the health care professional. The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute underwrites program costs for health care professionals to attend the Institute, including travel and accommodations. However, attendees are not eligible for continuing education credits at the conclusion of the course.  If you are a health care professional working closely with patients with diabetes and interested in attending the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute visit the Institute’s website at and become a member, be sure to check the box at the end of the registration form to show interest in the course.


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