Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ Population
This continuing education course examines the prevalence of and risk factors for disordered eating patterns in the LGBTQ community, the clinical implications of these behaviors, and strategies to help dietitians gain cultural competence and advocate for LGBTQ individuals at risk of eating disorders.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the September 2018 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate the risk factors for and prevalence of eating disorders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) population.
- Assess how various sexual orientations and gender identities influence body image perception.
- Employ preferred terminology and vocabulary used in the LGBTQ community.
- Adopt at least two strategies to create a safe space for LGBTQ individuals.
Vanessa Thornton, MS, CSP, RD, is a Boston-based pediatric dietitian working with children and adolescents with eating disorders.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR