Continuing Education Units

Kate Farms is delighted to host continuing education opportunities for Registered Dietitians.
Below are the upcoming courses. Register today!

Benefits & Utilization of a Plant-Based Diet in Pediatrics

Presented by: Debora Duro, MD, MS

The target audience for this presentation includes dietitians who work with pediatric patients and who are interested in learning about how to apply a plant-based diet to this population in an effective and evidence-based approach. This information can be applied to the general pediatric population as well as those who are fed via feeding tube

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

 

Thursday, October 24th

Time: 11am – 12pm PDT
Location: Webcast

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Adult Malnutrition: Identifying Risk Factors and Nutrition Diagnosis

Presented by: Melissa Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Webinar training will be provided to review the following: history of malnutrition, nutrition assessment, risk factors of malnutrition in acute care settings, diagnosis of malnutrition, billing/coding for malnutrition.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Thursday, November 14th

Time: 11am – 12pm PDT
Location: Webcast

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To schedule an additional topic, contact your local Kate Farms Territory Manager!

The Influence of the Gut Microbiome on Behavior

Information on the connection between the gut microbiome and human behavior. Specifically, how a person eats influences his/her gut microbiome enough to influence development and/or symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and/or ASD. Also focuses on the nutritional changes that can improve the microbiome and subsequently improve behaviors/mental health.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Review of Recent Literature: Pediatric Malnutrition

Background on pediatric malnutrition and recent findings from published academic articles. Topics covered include pediatric malnutrition screening and diagnosis, and descriptions of the various tools available. Conclusion of literature and potential next steps in clinical practice with insights as to how to implement a protocol.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Improving the Quality of Life of the Developmentally Delayed Child

This presentation is meant to provide a high-level overview of the prevalence of GI-related quality of life symptoms/ issues in pediatric patients with developmental disabilities. Dietitians who are new to pediatrics or who are looking for a refresher may benefit from the real-life scenarios and tips reviewed in this presentation.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 0.5

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Phytonutrients in the Clinical Setting

Evidenced-based information on the phytonutrients in multiple fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs and how they can potentially impact various disease states. Additional discussion includes the implementation of these into a clinical setting.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Medical Foods, Medical Nutrition Therapy & the Insurance Gap

The role that oral nutrition and tube feeding supplements play in preventive nutritional care of at-risk populations is well-known and well-documented. Despite evidence that medical nutrition therapy and the use of ONS/TF supplements can prevent malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition associated complications, a gap in insurance coverage still exists. Reviews academic literature findings on the use of ONS and TF to prevent further disease and malnutrition, examines the current state of insurance coverage for MNT, and explores the role of the RD in effecting change in the insurance structure. Additionally, this presentation will highlight key points regarding the change in Medicare for 2019 as it relates to MNT.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Clinical Applications of a Plant-Based Nutrition Formula

Evidence-based information regarding plant-based nutrition in the medical food arena. Topics discussed include assessment of protein sources and protein quality, bioavailability of plant-based protein sources, amino acid composition and phytonutrients within plant-based options. Applications of this material to clinical conditions include discussion of nutrition in oncology, pediatrics and diabetes, as well as within inflammatory conditions.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Intestinal Permeability in Pediatrics

Introductory information for dietitians on intestinal permeability pathology and diagnosis in different types of pediatric patients. Explains the relationship between food allergies, food sensitivities, and intestinal permeability specific to pediatric patients. Pediatric conditions discussed include cow’s milk allergy, IBS, functional abdominal pain, and autism. Nutritional therapy to address increased intestinal permeability is also reviewed.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Tube Feeding and Intestinal Health: a Functional Medicine Perspective

The target audience will be RD’s who are looking to learn more about the importance of higher quality ingredients in tube feeding formulas and how these translate into positive clinical outcomes from a functional medicine perspective. Topics will include maltodextrin, phytonutrients, and overall intestinal health from a functional medicine perspective. Examples of how these concepts will be applied to clinical practice will also be reviewed at the end of the presentation.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

About Our Presenters

Debora Duro,
MD, MS

Dr. Duro is Program Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Medical Director for Children’s “FIRST” Florida Intestinal Rehabilitation Support and Treatment Program at the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is also Associate Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Florida International University in Miami and at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to her MD, Dr. Duro received her MS in Nutrition Florida International University.

Diane Horton,
RDN, LDN, CSP

Diane is a Board Certified Pediatric Dietitian providing inpatient and outpatient care to children for 28 years. She specializes in pediatric gastrointestinal and pulmonary disorders. She currently practices as a Pediatric Dietitian at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida and as an Outpatient Pediatric Consultant for Children’s Medical Services, Pediatric Pulmonology of Florida and Pediatric Gastroenterology of Florida.

Mark DeLegge,
MD

Mark Delegge is a Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and Medical Director for Kate Farms. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and nutrition. He has published over 100 papers and 35 book chapters and lectures both nationally and internationally. He is a previous board member of the American Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition. He holds many patents for enteral access devices.

Melissa Bailey,
MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Melissa’s experience is in acute-care inpatient adult nutrition, with a focus in surgery and liver transplant. She is currently the Clinical Nutrition Manager of Kate Farms, Inc.

Merin Kinikini,
DNP, FNP, RD, CNSC, IFMCP

Merin practices outpatient nutrition support and functional medicine at Intermountain Medical Center Outpatient Nutrition Services in Murray, Utah. She holds a Master’s/FNP degree from Westminster College, and a BS and DNP in nursing from the University of Utah. She is currently an adjunct professor through the College of Nursing at the University of Utah, and is a certified practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine.

 

Vanessa Millovich,
DCN, RDN, LDN

Vanessa Millovich, DCN, RDN, LDN is a registered dietitian and holds a doctorate in clinical nutrition. She has experience working with both pediatric and adult patients in the acute care and outpatient settings. She is currently one of the Clinical Nutrition Managers at Kate Farms and is also an Adjunct Professor at Logan University and enjoys providing education on many different nutrition topics.

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