142. The Brain’s Influence on Eating Disorders: Combining Neurobiology with Nutrition

Sunday, October 27
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
CE: 1.5
Level 3- Advanced
Activity Code: 149576

Presenters will share the brain bases of eating disorders and how neurobiological mechanisms maintain eating disorder symptoms. The implications of these brain dysfunctions for real-world nutrition challenges will be reviewed with recommendations for more effective interventions with these clients. One robust model for how these topics are integrated into a cohesive, multidisciplinary treatment program will be presented.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the brain basis of eating disorders and how neurobiological functions maintain core eating disorder symptoms
  • Practice nutrition interventions that are informed by eating disorder neurobiology
  • Learn practical interventional tools for real world clinical practice informed by neurobiology and how to use these within a multi-disciplinary team

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5200 Disordered eating (disease/disorder)
  • 5320 Psychiatric disorders, anxiety (disease/disorder)
  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, facilitation skills

Performance Indicator:

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes.


  • Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

    Nutrition Consultant, Owner

    Nutrition Strategies, LLC

  • Speaker(s)

  • Jason McCray, PhD

    Chief Clinical Officer/ Clinical Psychologist

    The Center for Balanced Living

  • Sonja Stotz, RD, LD

    Director of Food and Nutrition

    The Center For Balanced Living