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1st Edition

Think Like a Dietitian

A Nutrition Counseling Starter Kit

Imprint: Routledge
Paperback: 9781032352459
Hardback: 9781032352466
eBook: 9781003326038
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While courses in nutrition counseling teach providers to listen to their patients, this book gives registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) a heads-up on what to listen for, with educational materials that address the everyday challenges many people, hence many RDNs, face.

Split into four distinct sections, this book equips readers with comprehensive education and counseling for the most common nutrition referrals.

Topics include:

  • How to structure a nutrition counseling session, from getting a patient to open up to empowering them with information and strategies for self‑care.
  • Strategies for the provider to address personal challenges such as cultivating empathy, implicit bias, and cultural competence.
  • Routine eating patterns and challenges reported in nutrition counseling, such as night eating, emotional eating, and more.
  • Common reasons for referral to a dietitian, and frequently asked questions on topics including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and weight counseling.
  • Special issues in health education

This book is appealing to both early nutrition professionals and experienced dietitians alike, providing a holistic tool kit for RDNs of all levels of experience.


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