UAND Member Presentation at FNCE

October 9th, 2017

This year, be sure to check out your fellow UAND members who will be presenting at FNCE, October 21-24 in Chicago.

This week, we are highlighting UAND member, Lacie Peterson, MS, RD, CDE.

Here is the information on her presentation:

Weight Loss Pharmacology for the RDN: Safety and Efficacy.

The session is Monday, October 23rd from 1:30-3:00pm.

Speakers: David Peterson, PharmD and Lacie Peterson, MS, RD, CDE

Room Number: 375


More than two-third of adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are linked to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. RDNs are working on the forefront with individuals to help change behaviors to reduce weight. Clients seeking weight loss may also use prescription medications or dietary supplements to aid in weight loss. RDNs working with overweight or obese clients must understand the safety and efficacy of these products, their proposed mechanisms for promoting weight loss, and the amount of weight loss that can be expected with these agents. This knowledge can help the RDN provide insightful dietary advice tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals. Discussing the role of these modalities in weight loss, without projecting judgment, will contribute to honest and productive communication between the patient and the dietitian.


Learning Need Code 1

3070 – Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction

Learning Need Code 2

5370 – Weight management, obesity (disease/disorder)

Learning Need Code 3

6020 – Counseling, therapy, facilitation skills


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