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

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

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

Date: November 4
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)

Dietary assessment is a critical component in cardiovascular patient care. Goals of assessment are two-fold: a) to provide a means to assess how closely eating habits meet current recognized dietary guidelines and b) to provide guidance regarding need for clinical MNT and/or diet education. Any nutrition assessment tool needs to be tested as valid and reliable; and a standardized format is especially important for the consistency needed in programs such as cardiac rehabilitation. This webinar will review factors to consider in selecting a dietary assessment tool for cardiovascular nutrition care, and discuss options for choosing a tool that is appropriate for different settings.

The original context of the speakers' investigation into dietary assessment tools was in response to a request by members of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) regarding the best diet assessment tool for use in cardiac rehab. A team of SCAN dietitians conducted a review of the literature and concluded that many tools for general or CVD populations focused on total or saturated fat intake without addressing overall dietary pattern, and many were not validated. The outcome of this review yielded recommendation of two tools: New Leaf-DRA (Dietary Risk Assessment) and NutraScreen. The DRA has been updated to align with current guidelines and renamed Picture Your PlateTM. The validation study was recently published in the Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Both Picture Your PlateTM and NutraScreen provide a total score and several sub-scores that can be useful in nutrition education and counseling. Further research that assesses association of dietary assessment tool scores with changes in relevant health and biometric outcomes could support establishment of potential benchmarks for quality assessment and have far-ranging influence. The pros and cons of these and several other tools and will be discussed.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2

Learning Objectives

  1. After this presentation, participants will be able to identify critical factors to consider in choosing a dietary assessment tool for use in cardiovascular nutrition care, and will be able to evaluate unique strengths and limitations of several dietary assessment tools, including Picture Your Plate.
  2. After this presentation, participants will be able to describe the development and validation of the Picture Your Plate dietary intake assessment tool.
  3. After this presentation, participants will be able to explain how RDNs can use insights gained on total and sub scores of two dietary assessment tools (Picture Your Plate and NutraScreen) to enhance cardiovascular nutrition care.

Speaker Bio:

Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

Karen Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist, consultant and writer who focuses on translating current nutrition science related to heart health, cancer prevention and their intersection for healthcare professionals and the public. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals, and over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. A Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen was a lead organizer in a project of SCAN RDNs reviewing dietary assessment tools for use in cardiac rehabilitation programs. She is a co-author of the Picture Your Plate dietary assessment tool validation study published in 2020.

Ellen Aberegg, MA, RDN, LD, FAACVPR

Ellen Aberegg has worked in the field of nutrition and cardiac rehabilitation for more than 30 years as exercise physiologist, dietitian and program manager. She has a BS (Medical Dietetics) and MA (Exercise Physiology) from The Ohio State University. She now works as a consultant to cardiac rehab (CR) and pulmonary rehab (PR) programs regarding nutrition, education, and management. Ellen is a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), serves as SCAN's liaison to AACVPR, and is active in several AACVPR committees. She has authored nutrition chapters in AACVPR's manual for professional certification, as well as CR and PR guidelines. Ellen was a co-lead in the revision of the DRA and is first author of the Picture Your Plate dietary assessment tool validation study published in 2020.

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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