127. Yours, Mine and Ours: A Conversation about Body Image

Sunday, October 27
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 149453

Most dietetic professionals are very knowledgeable about food’s physical effects on the body but struggle to address the relationship between eating and body image. Very little research or didactic materials exist to help practitioners address body image within the nutrition profession, both personally and professionally. This session aims to review the current literature and share experiences and strategies to raise self-awareness and enhance skill development to improve body image for dietetic students, dietetic professionals, and their clients.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify innovative tools and strategies including art-based modalities, discussion, body image processing, assessment and counseling methods to bring body image work into current dietetic practice.
  • Describe how innovative approaches to body image can have positive results for dietitians and clients.
  • Integrate current research, including neurobiology and positive psychology, to support evidence-based practice standards for body image counseling.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, facilitation skills
  • 5460 Self-care management (nutritional care)
  • 3020 Assessment of target groups, populations

Performance Indicator:

  • 2.1.1 Assesses the communication needs of the individual, customer or population.
  • 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.


  • Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD

    Author, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders

  • Speaker(s)

  • Daphne Lordly, DEd, PDt, FDC

    Chair and Professor, Department of Applied Human Nutrition

    Mount Saint Vincent University

  • Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT

    Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian/Owner

    Marci RD Nutrition