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The Healthiest One at the Table: Preparing Adolescents to Return to Family Food Bias

SF Bay Area iaedp™

Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

The Healthiest One at the Table: Preparing Adolescents...

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General Admission   more info Nov 15, 2019 $35.00 $0.00
iaedp Members   more info Nov 15, 2019 $25.00 $0.00
Board Members Nov 15, 2019 Free $0.00

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SF Bay Area iaedp™ Chapter invites you to "The Healthiest One at the Table: Preparing Adolescents to Return to Family Food Bias" presented by Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD/N, CEDRD-S, and Malorie Sweeney, MS, RD/N.   



Addressing both internal and external food bias messages in the course of treatment are not only important aspects of recovery work but are also indicative of long-term cohesive recovery as supported by research. The treatment of adolescents is also inherently a family-oriented process. When family members hold tightly to their own food bias, it can be destructive to the foundation of the work that adolescents have established, and in turn their overall recovery path. This presentation explores how we, as clinicians, can best prepare our clients for the times that they may be the healthiest one at the table.


Learning Objectives:

1. Clinicians will be able to identify food bias amongst families.

2. Clinicians will be able to demonstrate interventions for clients and families in addressing food bias in preparation for discharge.

3. Clinicians will be able to navigate how to make family referrals for individual support.






Amanda Mellowspring 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. She is currently Vice President of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido & Affiliates.  





Malorie Sweeney is a Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders and compulsive over-exercise. Malorie has worked in several clinical settings, including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential eating disorder treatment. Malorie has worked as a dietitian at the residential level at Oliver Pyatt Centers, followed by her role as dietitian at Clementine. She currently is West Coast Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Malorie holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavioral Studies from Vassar College. Malorie is committed to helping clients find peace with food and body and achieve full recovery from their eating disorders.



Pastries and coffee/tea will be provided by 1951 Coffee Company.  


Registration requested in advance.  Walk-ins welcome.  The Brower Center is accessible to all audiences, compliant with ADA regulations, including an ADA compliant elevator.  Assisted-listening devices are available upon request.  Seats are armless, padded, and 18" wide.  Please feel free to call or email us for more details on seating.    

Please Note: Garage parking available on an hourly basis (4hrs+ is flat rate of $17).  Closest garage is the Oxford Garage, located underneath the Brower Center - enter at 2161 Kittredge.  Click here for more information on parking.  

2 clock hours of continuing education (CE) credits will be provided for this event.  iaedp™ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912.  Commission of Dietetic Registration #IN004.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. iaedp™ Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  


At this point, we are unable to provide continuing education for psychologists through the California Psychological Association.  We are also unable to provide CMEs (Continuing Medical Education units) for medical providers.      






Contact Kira Olson, Marketing Chair, at or (239) 784-2756 with questions.

Have questions about The Healthiest One at the Table: Preparing Adolescents to Return to Family Food Bias? Contact SF Bay Area iaedp™

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David Brower Center
Kinzie Room
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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SF Bay Area iaedp™

San Francisco Bay Area iaedp™ is the local chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Our mission is to promote a high level of professionalism among practitioners who treat individuals with eating disorders by promoting ethical and professional standards, offering education and training in the field, certifying those who have met prescribed requirements, promoting professional awareness of eating disorders and assisting in prevention efforts.

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