Webinar: Menopause Misinformation: Separating Health from Hype in the New Year
Menopause is a natural event in a woman's life. However, for many women menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood dysregulation, and weight gain are distressing and disruptive and they are looking for non-pharmacological, lifestyle interventions to help manage this part of their health.
Along with primary care physicians, gynecologists, mental health providers, and others, dietitians are critical members of the health care team who are often sought out for advice to help women navigate lifestyle interventions like proper nutrition, exercise suggestions, and supplement strategies. While there has been increasing media attention on women's health and menopause, confusing and fear-based messaging combined with a tenacious diet and anti-aging culture has contributed to misinformation about what is best for women when managing their health during the transition to menopause and in the postmenopausal years.
Join Val Schonberg, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP, FAND, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, for a webinar that will review the myths and misinformation about menopause. Val will discuss how clinicians can help women manage menopausal symptoms in a variety of ways, as well as combat untruths surrounding what is a normal phase in a woman's life. She will provide an in-depth and interactive case study to help participants work collaboratively across health care professions and discuss evidence-based best practices that clinicians can use to help midlife women make informed decisions about their health.
After completing this activity, health care professionals will be better able to:
- Identify five areas of misunderstanding that contribute to the ambiguity surrounding the role of nutrition and lifestyle interventions during midlife and menopause.
- Explain the impact weight bias has on clinicians’ delivery of appropriate nutrition education and counseling to midlife women.
- Implement an evidence-based, weight-neutral approach when helping clients manage menopause and the diseases of aging.
- Strategize best practices that are within the scope of dietetics and institute these as part of a multidisciplinary team of health care practitioners to provide excellent patient care for women in midlife and menopause.
Val Schonberg, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP, FAND, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a master’s degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Minnesota. She is Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Certified Menopause Practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Val owns EnlightenU Nutrition Consulting, LLC, a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where she specializes in nutrition for recreational and professional athletes, dancers and performing artists, women in midlife and menopause, and individuals with disordered eating concerns.
Originally from Minnesota, Val’s experience and expertise come from years of practice in many settings including eating disorder treatment, Division 1 college sports medicine, professional dance organizations, and speaking regionally and nationally on numerous nutrition related topics. In addition to individual nutrition counseling, she is currently the consulting dietitian for Emory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics and Atlanta Ballet.
Val is passionate about providing nutrition care to populations vulnerable to disordered eating and promoting positive nutrition messages that help people make informed decisions about their health and live a life where they feel free to confidently embrace their best self.
Val Schonberg, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP, FAND, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
The planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is the learner’s discretion.
- 1.50 CDR
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