Nutrition Care Process in Breastfeeding Medical Nutrition Therapy
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Join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to learn more about the integration and use of Nutrition Care Practice in breastfeeding practice by Registered Dietitians.
Learn from presenters Melissa Cooper, MSH, RDN, LDN and Casey Colin, DCN, RDN, LN, CNSC, ACSM-CPT, FAND who are currently conducting a breastfeeding practice registry study utilizing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII). The study, generously funded by the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and the Women’s Health Dietetics practice group, aims include to:
- Examine the documentation of RDNs included in the study that are currently working in areas related to breastfeeding/lactation practice
- Examine the nutrition problem resolution rate in the documentation of RDNs and identify predictors of nutrition problem resolution
- Examine nutrition outcomes in the documentation of RDNs and identify predictors of nutrition outcomes (infant weight, breastfeeding duration)
Through this webinar, methods of data collection and latest progress of the study are shared to understand the current use of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) in breastfeeding practice in various practice settings and the associated infant and maternal health outcomes. Additionally, the speakers examine how the Breastfeeding Registry study has served as a model to engage and support graduate student level work that focuses on nutrition outcomes.
CPEU Expiration Date: August 26, 2024
- Identify how the Nutrition Care Process can be used in breastfeeding/lactation practice.
- Explain how the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII) is being used in registry studies.
- Describe infant and maternal nutrition outcomes that can be collected in breastfeeding/lactation practice.
- 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health of nutrition of customers
- 6.3.7 Interprets data to make recommendations and to form realistic and valid conclusions.
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management
Casey Colin, DCN, RDN, LN, CNSC, ACSM-CPT, FAND
Dr. Colin is an assistant professor with the University of North Florida and a captain in the US Army Reserve. Dr. Colin believes that in order to elevate the profession of dietetics, we must prove RDN value with objective data directly linking MNT with outcomes. Dr. Colin has more than 13 years of dietetics practice and nearly 15 years of military experience. With a vision that RDNs will share the spotlight with physicians, nurses, and other allied health professions, Dr. Colin’s quest is to inspire all levels of RDNs to become leaders in healthcare. This journey will involve critical research to maintain proficiency, ethical clinical care, expansion and education of peer providers, progressive professional and cultural advocacy, and community engagement. Success is an evolution, where RDNs will gain greater appreciation as experts within healthcare as services they provide become highly valued as the key to prevention and treatment.
Melissa Cooper, MSH, RDN, LDN
Melissa Cooper is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with 15 years’ experience whose career has spanned the fields of public health nutrition, pediatric nutrition, and foodservice management. Currently Melissa is the Director of Nutrition for a national foodservice company.
Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from the Florida State University, her Master of Health Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the University of North Florida.
Melissa has a passion for dietetics and enjoys helping people live their best life through nutrition.