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What Every RDN Needs to Know About FODMAPs; Edison NJ

  • Middlesex County College Center 2600 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, NJ 08818 US (map)

Presented by Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LDN and Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN

Program Description:

The FODMAP concept, developed in Australia, is gaining momentum in the US as an emerging evidenced-based dietary approach that is effective in managing symptoms in 75% of those who suffer with IBS. Each participant will receive the most up-to-date information about FODMAPs straight from Australia as well as tools for patient education including reproducible patient handouts (paper/pdf), and a low FODMAP recipe booklet (pdf).

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the common characteristics of FODMAP carbohydrates and how they act in a collective manner to trigger IBS symptoms.
  • List prominent food sources of FODMAPs in the US diet.
  • Create a FODMAP nutrition care plan for an IBS patient.
  • Instruct a patient on the details of a FODMAP elimination diet protocol

 Schedule of Events:

 8:30-9:00 AM Registration

 9:00-10:00 FODMAPs: Efficacy, Food Composition and New Research

  • What are FODMAPs and how do they cause symptoms of IBS?
  • Do low FODMAPs diets work? What’s the evidence?
  • What foods in the US diet contain measurable FODMAPs?
  • What foods are low in FODMAPs?
  • Fiber without FODMAPs

10:00 AM-10:15 AM Break

10:15 AM-12:00 noon Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy for IBS

  • Identify appropriate patients
  • Three-visit nutrition care plan
  • Use standardized language in patient medical records
  • Teaching tools for the RD
  • Menu planning, label reading, grocery shopping and recipe modification.

12:00 noon-1:00 PM Lunch Break

 1:00-4:00 PM FODMAP Workshop/Small Groups

  • Case studies and role playing
  • Menu planning and label reading strategies
  • Product sampling
  • Marketing your IBS practice
  • Digestive health networking (bring your business cards and elevator pitch)

CPEUs available: 6  Learning Codes: 5000 5220 3000

Sign up early for this very hot topic in nutrition intervention!