STRIVING FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE
Date Feb 8, 2018
Foundations Family Nutrition is offering a skills building workshop to help pediatric practitioners with patient management and counseling for overweight children and their families. Facilitator Inger Neylon, RD, LDN, APD, of Foundations Family Nutrition in Victoria, Australia will help participants to apply styles of communication that increase patient receptivity, use tools and resources to achieve behavior changes, and how to involve the whole family for best outcomes.
Inger Neylon, APD RD LDN
Inger Neylon is a leading expert on educating and motivating behavioral change in children on issues related to healthy eating, autism, fussy eating and weight management. During her 18 years as a pediatric and family dietitian, she has helped thousands of children and their families learn to eat more healthily and to change their behaviors to adopt healthier eating habits. She is the founder and primary architect of Foundations Family Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and education center widely recognized formerly in Boston, Massachusetts and now in Geelong, Australia. Her programs for overweight children combine motivational interviewing principles with practical approaches to educating and motivating children that reflect an understanding of the specific psychological needs of overweight children, and have been developed and tested through extensive experience in her private practice.
Ms. Neylon has trained at many of the leading institutions for child overweight research and management. After graduating with honors in Human Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Florida, she completed a dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a Harvard affiliated hospital). After her internship, she was a dietitian at Camp Shane, a summer weight-loss camp for children in the Catskill Mountains in New York. She went on to work as a dietitian in the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She also assisted as a dietitian with research at Harvard Medical School and at Children’s Hospital in the area of overweight children and their families. She has served 10 years in various roles on the Massachusetts Dietetic Association board including president in year 2008. Ms. Neylon is the recipient of the Massachusetts Recognized Young Dietitian Award of the Year (2006). Currently, in addition to her position at Foundations, she is finishing up her Masters degree of Clinical Leadership at Deakin University.
- Understand and be able to apply styles of communication that increase patient receptiveness
- Understand and be able to use a 3-step process to behavior changes
- Basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Basic understanding of how to apply MI in nutrition treatment for overweight children/families
2.2 Collaborates with others to achieve common goals and to optimize delivery of services.
9.1 Recognizes and applies education and learning theories and principles in practice.
9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice
SUGGESTED LEARNING NEED CODES:
1000 – PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
4020 – COMMUNITY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
4010 – COMMUNITY INTERVENTION, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION
NOTE: You may use other learning need codes from your learning needs plan that may be suitable for this webinar content.