Webinars

Webinars are among several other benefits to members. Webinars are available to SCAN members for free, Academy members for $24.00, and non-members $54.00. All webinars can be purchased in the eatrightStore.

Most webinars offer CPE credits. DPG/MIGs are being integrated with the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS) that supports easy access to webinar recordings, quizzes, and CPEU certificates. Integrating with the LMS allows SCAN members to have one-stop access to their CPE history. Members will find CPE certificates for any Academy CPE items including DPG/MIG items within the LMS making it easier to track history and find certificates. Instructions can be found on CPEU Quizzes.

If there are no CPE credits available, the recording and handouts will be sent through email.

Upcoming Webinars

The DASH Difference: Relevant, Timely, Sustainable, A Physician & Dietitian’s Perspective

Speakers: Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND & Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE

Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 1 - 2 pm (Central time)

There is no shortage of expert advice on diet and health that stems from untrustworthy claims these days. The science behind the claims has become a trending topic even in lay circles. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet found its roots in randomized clinical trials, the gold standard of scientific research. Join SCAN member, Cindy Kleckner, and Dallas cardiologist, Sarah Samaan to trace the game changing evolution of the DASH Diet Landmark Trials and a 24-year overview of follow-up studies. They will examine the prevalence of high blood pressure in diverse populations and review data from the coronavirus outbreak that suggests patients with high blood pressure are even more susceptible to Covid-19, more likely to develop severe symptoms and more likely to die if they are in advanced years. Many factors contribute to the chronic problem but it is a fact that education can play a role. Our speakers will examine the principles of the DASH Diet as a dietary prescription for healthy lifestyle with practical methods to help clients implement the program whether they interested in prevention, have high blood pressure, diabetes or other chronic condition.

CPEU: 1

Learning Objectives

  1. Trace the evolution of the guidelines and practice standards of the DASH Diet using evidence-based recommendations
  2. Review the landmark Clinical Trials and follow-up studies
  3. Examine the principles of the DASH Diet as a dietary prescription for healthy lifestyle
  4. Review dietary challenges that present unintended consequences relating to hypertension consequences
  5. Illustrate practical strategies to implement the DASH Diet

Speaker Bios

Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND

An award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist and culinary expert in the Dallas area, Cindy inspires clients to enjoy optimal health and experience more life balance. She is an adjunct professor at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus in the Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education. As a consultant in corporate health and wellness, Cindy works with numerous companies and organizations including the Cooper Aerobics Center Dallas, the Apex Centre of McKinney, Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill, City of Allen, IRMI, Enterhealth Ranch, Texas Home Health, Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa, Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch, Christus Health, National Medical Association, Collin County Government, City of Plano, Mary Kay Corporation, the Dallas Cowboys, Cigna On-site Health and Frito Lay to name a few. Her work includes speaking at professional conferences, consumer events and corporate wellness seminars, media appearances on various health topics and food demonstrations. She is also involved in writing and recipe development. She is on the Health and Wellness Advisory Council for DairyMAX offering solutions to current and future health challenges.

A specialist in culinary nutrition, cardiovascular, corporate wellness, and weight management, Cindy received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources (formerly Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas). She began her career as a clinical dietitian. Her strength is in her ability to help make nutrition come alive using food and culinary skills.

She is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a former President of the Dallas Academy and a Media Spokesperson for the Texas Academy. She was the recipient of the 2018 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Nutrition Education Award. In 2017 Cindy was honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation with the Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education Programs for the Public. Cindy continues to be very active in her profession in many specialty groups, including Food and Culinary Professionals, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Communications and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups. 

Additional accomplishments include authorship and recipe development for the DASH Diet for Dummies 2nd edition, 2020 DASH Diet For Dummies, 2014 Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies, 2011 the Gluten Free Cooking for Dummies second edition and What’s Cooking at the Cooper Clinic and the soon to be published DairyMAX Cookbook. She also contributed nutrition chapters for Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s, Overcoming Hypertension, Preventing Osteoporosis, and The New Aerobics for Women.”

Cindy works individually with clients as a nutrition coach and in groups through her high energy presentations and culinary programs to educate, inspire and entertain. She offers the perfect blend of practical ideas and humor. Her interactive classes help translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for busy people to help motivate positive behavior change. In her role as a sought-after culinary nutritionist, Cindy inspires passion and enthusiasm for nutrition by showing how taste and flavor can easily co-exist with healthful meal preparation.

Cindy is active and plays competitive tennis with Tennis Competitors of Dallas, practices yoga, and enjoys gourmet cooking and domestic and international travel.

Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE

A Vanderbilt-trained physician, Dr. Samaan has been practicing cardiology in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex since 1995. She is a Physician Partner at the Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, where she has served as the Co-Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Institute and practices at Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Samaan is board certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Samaan has been named as a “Texas Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly magazine yearly since 2006.

Dr. Samaan co-authored The DASH Diet for Dummies with Cindy Kleckner, RD and Rosanne Rust, RD. Dr. Samaan’s other books, including Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After It Starts (The Experiment Publishing), focus on heart disease prevention for both men and women, with an emphasis on a heart-smart lifestyle. The Smart Woman’s Guide to Heart Health (Brown Books) was awarded ForeWord Magazine’s Bronze award for Women’s Issues.

A frequent speaker to patient and professional groups on lipid disorders and other cardiac-related topics such as nutrition, hypertension, and women and heart disease, Dr. Samaan has also served as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology, and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Samaan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and her MD degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She served her residency in internal medicine at the University of California in Irvine and completed her fellowship in cardiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Dr. Samaan practices yoga, runs, hikes, and rides horses. She enjoys training and competing in the equestrian sport of dressage.

Opinions presented are those of Dr. Samaan and not of HealthTexas Provider Network, Baylor Health Care System, or its controlled affiliates.

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Eating Beyond the Headlines: Sorting Evidence from Emotion

Speaker: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Date: February 24, 2021
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)

Alarming food and nutrition headlines not only confuse consumers but may also result in the exclusion of nutrient-rich foods from the diet. Nutrition and health recommendations should be based on the scientific evidence and not the results of a single study heralded in the media. This can be challenging especially for topics that evoke strongly held and emotional beliefs that often defy scientific reality. This presentation will examine some of the current popular nutrition topics in the news and the real scientific facts behind them as well as effective strategies to communicate with patients, clients and consumers on these topics.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 4040, 5280, 5370, 9020
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 6.3.7, 6.3.11, 8.1.2, 8.3.6

Learning Objectives

  1. Critically evaluate studies that have been sensationalized in the media.
  2. Identify the scientific facts behind popular nutrition myths in the media.
  3. Explain the nutritional consequences of omitting specific foods from the diet that have been vilified in the media.
  4. Communicate effectively with audiences to dispel food myths and fears promoted in the media.

Speaker Bio:

Neva Cochran is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She serves as a nutrition communications consultant to food, nutrition and agriculture organizations and is a frequent speaker at local and state Academy conferences. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people eat beyond the headlines and enjoy a variety of nutrient-rich foods. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the district, state and national level throughout her career, she currently serves as Chair of the Texas Academy Nominating Committee and Secretary of the Dietitians in Business and Communication Dietetic Practice Group. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy's Medallion Award and the 2016 Texas Academy's Outstanding Preceptor Award. She earned a BS in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Oklahoma, a master's in nutrition from the Texas Woman's University and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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SCAN 2020 Symposium

We were looking forward to seeing many of you at the SCAN 2020 Symposium, Revolutionizing Performance Nutrition. The Symposium Committee is working diligently to finalize plans for a rescheduled 2021 Symposium in Boston, Mass. Instead of waiting a full year to hear some of the latest research and practice information, SCAN is hosting a handful of sessions for you via webinar. We hope you can join us for these exciting live sessions throughout April and May! Unable to attend live? No problem -- the sessions will be recorded and delivered to all registrants. One CPE credit hour will be awarded for live attendance, or for viewing a recorded session (code 175 activity type). Visit the Symposium page for more information.

Vitamin D and Omega-3…Translating Tricky Topics into Action for Athletes

Speakers: Michelle Rockwell PhD, RD, CSSD and Peter Ritz, RD

Hosted live on April 14, 2020

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Speaking their Language & Getting them to Change: Working with the Gen Z Athlete

Speakers: Sterling Brown

Hosted live on April 21, 2020

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The Practical Assessment and Management of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

Speaker: Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CSSD, CDE, FAND

Hosted live on April 23, 2020

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Food-First Eating Patterns to Maximize Health and Human Performance

Speakers: Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD and Mike Roussell, PhD

Hosted live on April 29, 2020

Supported by: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff

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Performance-Centered Plant-Based Diets for Athletes

Speakers: Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM and Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND

Hosted live on May 27, 2020

Supported by: Clif Bar Company

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A Multi-Omics Approach to Interpreting the Influence of Polyphenols in Countering Exercise-Induced Physiological Stress

Speaker: David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM

Hosted live on July 14, 2020
Supported by: POM Wonderful

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Visit the Symposium page for more information.

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Sports Performance

Sports Performance is dedicated to promoting nutrition practices that enhance lifelong health, fitness, and sports performance; and advancing the vocation of sports dietetics. Sports Performance members are the source of sports nutrition information and services, empowering individuals to achieve optimal health and performance.

Getting to the Bottom of Microbes in Sport-The Potential Role of the Gut Microbiota in Athlete Health and Performance

Speaker: Sharon Madigan PhD, RD, RSEN, FFSEM (Hon)
Presented live on November 30, 2020

    Recording Coming Soon!

    Whole-Food Plant-Based Fuel for Fitness

    Speaker: Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
    Hosted live on November 16, 2020

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    The Art of Communicating Science: Putting Heart Health Research into Action

    Speakers:

    Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN
    Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS

    Hosted live on September 10, 2020

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    Facts with Tact: Strategies for Uncomfortable Conversations in Sports Nutrition

    Speakers: 
    Lindzi S. Torres, Maj, USAF, BSC

    MPH, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C, FAND

    Joanne Mirtschin
    B Health Sc (Nut and Diet), APD, AccSD, GAICD

    Hosted live on August 26, 2020

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    Nutrition and Immune Health

    Speaker: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

    Hosted live on August 5, 2020

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    Sports Nutrition for the Injured Athlete

    Speaker: Katie McInnis PhD, RD, LD

    Hosted live on July 8, 2020

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    Introducing the New SCAN and Gatorade's Sports Fueling Project: Modern Mentoring for Aspiring Sports RDs

    Speaker: Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN and Lisa Heaton, MS, RD, CSSD

    Hosted live on June 18, 2020

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    Four Key Steps to Designing an Effective Nutrition Plan for Achieving Optimal Performance Weight

    Speaker: Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

    Hosted live on June 11, 2020

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    Clif Bar Sponsored Webinar: Navigating Active Nutrition Recommendations

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Sports Nutrition Support for Paralympic Athletes

    Note: CPE credits are not available.

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    What Should Dietitians, Coaches and Athletes Know About Glycogen Metabolism?

    Note: CPE credits are not available.

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    Cardiovascular Health

    Cardiovascular Health is dedicated to promoting evidence-based nutrition practices in the Cardiovascular arena. CV members are experts in providing nutrition counseling and guidance in active lifestyles that are consistent with the science for achieving risk reduction from chronic disease, proactive health maintenance and optimal nutrient intake for a healthy lifestyle.

    Cardiovascular Nutrition Assessment Update: What’s in Your Toolbox?

    Speakers: Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND and Ellen Aberegg, MA, RDN, LD, FAACVPR

    Hosted live on November 4, 2020

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    Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations on the Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Very-Low-Carbohydrate (including Ketogenic) Diets for the Management of Body Weight and other Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

    Speakers: Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA and Susan J. Vannucci, PhD, RDN

    Hosted live on June 22, 2020

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    Unscrambling the Dietary Cholesterol Confusion

    Speaker: Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS

    Hosted live on March 31, 2020

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    2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Part 1, Lifestyle and Behavioral Factors – An Important Role for Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists

    Speaker: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RDN, FNLA

    Hosted live on February 5th, 2020

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    Health and Wellness Coaching for the RDN

    The emerging professions of health and wellness coaching are helping people avoid quick fixes, overcome their challenges, build bridges to master health and well-being behaviors and make changes that last. This webinar will expand your skill-set as an RDN.

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    Heart Over Hype: Fresh Avocados are Heart-Healthy with Naturally Good Fats

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Nutraceuticals for Lowering LDL-C: A Review of the Evidence

    Note: CPE credits are not available.

    The global nutraceutical market (including both functional foods and dietary supplements) is expected to reach $578.23 billion by 2025, and a search for "cholesterol-lowering supplements" on an online shopping site yields over 600 results. Patients are seeking out natural methods of treating hypercholesterolemia, and dietitians must be equipped to support them with evidence-based recommendations. While not intended to replace pharmacological therapy, many nutraceuticals can help achieve treatment targets, particularly in patients with mild to moderate lipid elevations, statin-intolerant patients, and patients on pharmacological treatment but not quite at goal. This webinar will review the evidence behind common LDL-lowering nutraceuticals, focusing on those with well-designed studies to demonstrate their efficacy. Upon completion, you will be able to identify nutraceuticals to consider, either alone or in conjunction with pharmaceuticals, in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, along with dosing information, possible side effects, and anticipated LDL-C improvements.

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    Teens Eat Right

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the slides and handouts are available.

    Tools and tips for teachers presented by Carol Lapin, MS, RD, LD

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    Wheat Breeding: Conserving the Grain, Extending its Legacy

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Wellness & Wellbeing

    Cultural Competency and Humility in Dietetics

    Speaker: Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND

    Hosted live on September 16, 2020

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    The Potential Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy as a Treatment for Acne

    Speaker: Jennifer Burris PhD, RD, CNSC, CSSD, CDE, CSG

    Hosted live on June 25, 2020

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    1-2-3 Steps to Storytelling for Nutrition Communications and Counseling

    Speaker: Jean Storlie, MS, RD

    Hosted live on May 21, 2020

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    Added Sugars and Health

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Applying the Science Behind Prunes and Bone Health in Practice

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Integration of Exposure Response Prevention with Dietary Application in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the recording and handouts are available.

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    Health and Wellness Coaching for the RDN

    The emerging professions of health and wellness coaching are helping people avoid quick fixes, overcome their challenges, build bridges to master health and well-being behaviors and make changes that last. This webinar will expand your skill-set as an RDN.

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    The Role of Prunes in Optimizing Health

    More than ever, consumers are demanding more than "a capsule for this, and a tablet for that." From gut and bone health to weight management and healthy aging, this session is dedicated to exploring how everyday foods like prunes can help support a healthy body.

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    Teens Eat Right

    Note: CPE credits are not available. Only the slides and handouts are available.

    Tools and tips for teachers presented by Carol Lapin, MS, RD, LD

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    3-2-1 & Done

    Welcome to 3-2-1 & done an exciting new SCAN education offering of mini webinars that are only 3 minutes long. We call them “webbies”, and they are designed to educate and inform and provide you with actionable skills and information that you can put into practice NOW.

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    Collaborative Webinars

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    MSG: Demystifying the Controversy & Discovering the Possibilities - Sponsored by Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

    MSG is one of the most beloved and demonized ingredients in American history. It’s a staple for home cooks and world renowned chefs, yet it’s a subject of skepticism as brands and restaurants promote “MSG-free.” Join us to take a look at the most recent research regarding safety and to address common concerns related to this ingredient, such as headaches. This webinar will also discuss the flavor enhancing and sodium reduction benefits of MSG.

    Release Date: September 26, 2019

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