FEDUP: Providing Affirming and Appropriate Care for Transgender, Nonbinary and Intersex Individuals with Eating Disorders

1.5 CE Hours

This training will review key considerations for how dietitians can provide affirming and appropriate care to transgender, nonbinary, and intersex individuals with eating disorders. While many are now aware that transgender and nonbinary people experience increased rates of eating disorders compared to the general population, there is a deficit of trans-informed eating disorder care professionals. And as with many intersex health concerns, there is a paucity of research on intersex people with eating disorders and an even greater lack of providers who can account for and adequately support their needs. This presentation will address the role of the dietitian in gender affirming clinical care and how dietitians can communicate and collaborate with the multidisciplinary care team to ensure their clients receive unbiased, affirming care.   

Educational Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to 

  • Describe causes of eating disorders in trans & intersex communities and how they can function as coping mechanisms   

  • Discuss barriers to ED care for trans & intersex individuals and how their needs are not met by existing care structures   

  • Identify strategies to create a safe and affirming practice for trans & intersex folx 


Available Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6815 Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Eating Recovery Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Eating Recovery Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0232.

All Eating Recovery Center, LLC sponsored educational activities are presented in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Wendy Foulds Mathes at [email protected].

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

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