212. Nutritional and Behavioral Health Considerations in Treatment Interventions for Binge Eating Disorder

Monday, October 28
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149551

Binge eating disorder (BED) is estimated to affect about 5% of the population. This statistic dramatically increases to 30% of individuals seeking weight management interventions. Despite being the most prevalent eating disorder, BED is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Registered dietitian nutritionists are often the first point of contact for people struggling with binge eating. As pivotal members of the healthcare team, RDNs have the ability to detect binge eating and initiate treatment to improve quality of life and health. This session will focus on medical nutrition therapy for the treatment of BED, and also include behavioral health intervention strategies for dietitians to better understand the diagnosis and treatment of BED from a psychological point of view. The presenters will help RDNs better understand best care practices for binge eating disorder using case studies, experimental techniques, and practical tools to add to their nutrition therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder, signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder, and appropriate screening tools.
  • Explain recommendations for medical nutrition therapy interventions that increase health and well-being for patients.
  • Apply appropriate therapeutic interventions to aid in the treatment of binge eating disorder and recognize how to work with behavioral healthcare professionals.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5200 Disordered eating (disease/disorder)
  • 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques
  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills

Performance Indicator:

  • 10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.
  • 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.


  • Julie Duffy Dillon, MS, RDN, NCC, CEDRD-S

  • Speaker(s)

  • Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S


    Eat With Knowledge

  • Alexis Conason, Psy.D.


    Private Practice