Eating Disorders in College Students
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5200, 5370, 6010, 6020; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 9.1.3, 9.6.1, 10.2.9
This continuing education course examines the causes, consequences, and treatment of eating disorders in college students. MNT for eating disorders has a significant psychological component and, therefore, is different than nutrition counseling for other nutrition problems. This course helps RDs develop a new set of skills with which to help their college student clients who have eating disorders.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe eating disorder treatment options available at US colleges and universities.
- Specify diagnostic criteria, symptoms, and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder in college students.
- State medical consequences of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as applied to college students.
- Set goals and develop treatment plans for college students with eating disorders.
- Adapt the basics of meal planning for college students with eating disorders.
Susan Krantz, MA, RD, CDE is an outpatient dietitian and diabetes educator who has experience counseling many patients, including college students, with eating disorders.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR