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Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the October Membership Meeting when we will discuss Orthorexia Nervosa: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession.
Attendees are eligible for 1 Continuing Education Credit.

Ouisie’s Table
3939 San Felipe Street | Houston 77027

Presented by:
Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD, CEDRD
MN&A Vice President of Nutrition Services

Hosted by:
Clementine, A Monte Nido Affiliate
The Woodlands

About the Presentation:
IDEAS SURROUNDING NUTRITION, FOOD IDEALS AND HEALTHY EATING constantly circulate in our culture. Orthorexia Nervosa (ON) is a non-diagnostic term that is now commonly used in the field of eating disorder treatment to describe behaviors and patterns in which an individual fixates on these concepts to such an extent that their social life, nutrition and overall health are adversely effected.

During this presentation, Amanda Mellowspring, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and noted speaker and clinician in the area of Orthorexia Nervosa, will provide background regarding the development of ON terminology, differentiation from diagnostic eating disorders, increased awareness in the field of eating disorders, case examples, interventions and proposed criteria for diagnostic consideration as written by Steven Bratman, the originator of the term itself.

IN THIS PRESENTATION, participants will learn to:

  1. Distinguish Orthorexia Nervosa from other diagnostic eating disorders
  2. Identify proposed criteria for Orthorexia Nervosa
  3. List at least three interventions and ways to support behavior change for clients struggling with Orthorexia Nervosa

About the Speaker:

Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD, CEDRD is the MN&A Vice President of Nutrition Services at Clementine, A Monte Nido Affilate in the Woodlands. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in program development and clinical application working with eating disorders at various levels of care. Amanda is a published author of the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Dietitians working with Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating through the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics. Amanda also serves as a nutrition representative on the Certification Committee for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Amanda is a nationally recognized speaker on Orthorexia Nervosa, exercise/movement in eating disorder recovery and nutrition and eating disorder recovery. In addition to her role with Clementine, Amanda also maintains a private practice and outpatient program.

Thank you to our sponsor for this event Clementine.


October 1, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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