Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Orthorexia Nervosa: Healthy Eating Gone Awry - Free Webinar September 21st, 2011

Orthorexia Nervosa: Healthy Eating Gone Awry
Presented by Juliet Zuercher, RD, Nutrition Coordinator of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT)
Location: Online webinar. All registrants will receive an email with the URL and instructions on how to join the webinar.
Cost: Free
CE applied for social workers, counselors and psychologists
 Eating a healthy diet today can be challenging for many people, given the fast food choices available in our country and often contradictory information online and in the media. Certain individuals, in pursuit of health, can become lost in the maze of nutrition information and inadvertently turn healthy nutrition into a harmful obsession. Those who develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating are described as having “orthorexia nervosa.” This presentation will describe the etiology of orthorexia as well as common causes. Various treatment approaches will be discussed including common pitfalls that professionals can experience when working with this population.

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About Juliet Zuercher, RD
At Timberline Knolls, Juliet Zuercher is a member of the leadership team and directs nutrition therapy in conjunction with the center’s medical director as part of individualized and comprehensive therapy for every patient. She works to advance high standards for nutrition literacy to ensure residents continue to receive the best possible care. With a primary approach that addresses the thoughts and feelings connected to one’s relationship with food and body, Juliet challenges the distorted myths about food, teaching the science behind how the body works, and ways food can nourish both mind and body. This is integral to helping residents redevelop and tap into their internal wisdom and to get reconnected to their body’s wisdom through the process of recovery.
 Juliet is a graduate of Ohio State University with more than 15 years of experience in directing nutrition counseling and services and reaching out to the greater community as a speaker and nutrition resource. She has traveled extensively across North America presenting workshops to help educate professionals about treating eating disorders. Juliet also is actively involved with the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
About Timberline Knolls
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery.

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