Should I Go Mediterranean to Help My Osteoarthritis? What Nutrition Educators Can Say.

Should I Go Mediterranean to Help My Osteoarthritis? What Nutrition Educators Can Say.

January 12, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern



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The opioid crisis has health professionals and consumers looking for alternative ways to manage conditions like osteoarthritis. Should nutrition educators tell clients/patients with osteoarthritis to go Mediterranean to reduce their pain and improve their function? Evidence for the efficacy of weight loss as well as quality of diet and dietary supplements will be reviewed. Resources for consumers/patients will be highlighted.


  • Kathryn Kolasa PhD, RDN, LDN, Professor Emerita, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Tovah Wolf, PhD, MS, RDN, Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies

  • 3.4. Explain how to plan, select, prepare, and manage foods to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, communities
    and the food system.
  • 9.4. Advocate effectively for action-oriented nutrition education and healthy diets in various sectors and settings.
  • 8.7. Design or select strategies, activities and materials that match the objectives and are appropriate for diverse audiences.

CDR Performance Indicators

  • 1.3.4 Communicates the risks, benefits, disadvantages, alternatives, and cost of the proposed treatment plan, contract, and statement of terms or scope of work and confirms customer understanding.
  • 2.1.3 Tailors message to meet the needs of the target audience
  • 4.1.2 Integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.

CDR Learning Need Codes

  • 5120 Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, lupus
  • 5370 Weight management, obesity
  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills

Ticket TypePriceQuantity
Registration - IANE Discount $15.00
Non-Member Registration $25.00
SNEB Membership Interest - Discounted Free