Continuing Education Units

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

Intestinal Permeability in Pediatrics

Presented by: Vanessa Millovich (Carr) DCN, RDN, LDN

This presentation is designed to provide introductory information to dietitians on intestinal permeability pathology and diagnosis in different types of pediatric patients. Additionally, this presentation will explain the relationship between food allergies, food sensitivities, and intestinal permeability specific to pediatric patients. Pediatric conditions discussed will include cow’s milk allergy, IBS, functional abdominal pain, and autism. Nutritional therapy to address increased intestinal permeability will also be 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.

Thursday, April 16th

Time: 11am – 12pm PDT
Location: Webcast

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The Influence of the Gut Microbiome on Behavior

Presented by: Vanessa Millovich (Carr) DCN, RDN, LDN

This webinar is designed to provide 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. Additionally, this webinar will focus 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.

Thursday, April 30th

Time: 11am PDT
Location: Webcast

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Phytonutrients in the Clinical Setting

Presented by: Vanessa Millovich (Carr) DCN, RDN, LDN

This webinar explores evidenced-based information on the phytonutrients in multiple fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs and how they can potentially impact various disease states. Additionally, the webinar will discuss 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.

Thursday, May 14th

Time: 11am PDT
Location: Webcast

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The Relationship of Diet and the Microbiome in Pediatric IBD

Presented by: Dwan Newman, RD, LD, CNSC

This presentation explores the vital role the gut microbiome plays in the management of pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the sensitivity of that microbiome to dietary changes. It will provide background on pediatric IBD and discuss the relationship to the gut microbiome and role of popular exclusion diets in treatment, highlighting the important role of the RD.

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, May 21st

Time: 11am PDT
Location: Webcast

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Benefits & Utilization of a Plant-based Diet in Pediatrics

Presented by: Deborah 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.

Wednesday, June 10th

Time: 11am PDT
Location: Webcast

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

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.

Dwan Newman,
RD, LDN, CNSC

Dwan’s clinical experience is primarily in the pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings, specifically with Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. She is currently a Clinical Nutrition Manager at Kate Farms.

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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