Dangerous Dieting


Provided by RiverMend Health Institute

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Release date: July 21, 2016

Valid through: July 21, 2019

Topic: Dieting, Dangerous Dieting, Eating Disorders

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 90 minutes

Target Audience

This CE activity is intended for physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and support personnel who treat patients with eating disorders.

Program Overview

Our modern-day society is overwhelmed by the newest diet, the latest superfood, the most effective workout routine, and the most updated "healthy lifestyle" recommendations. Add in the presence of social media and targeted marketing to our visually-driven society and you have the perfect recipe for "dangerous dieting." This presentation will provide insight into the intricate and complicated relationship between our health-focused culture and eating disorders.

Learning Objectives

After this presentation attendees will be better able to: 

  1. To identify societal factors which contribute to "dangerous dieting" and the progression to disordered eating and eating disorders.
  2. To explore therapeutic and nutritional interventions that can be implemented when working with clients/patients who exhibit signs of "dangerous dieting."
  3. To provide guidelines for mental health practitioners to use in the prevention of and education about "dangerous dieting."

Continuing Education

ADACGBA, Approved Continuing Education Provider

RiverMend Health Centers, a RiverMend Health LLC entity, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. RiverMend Health LLC is a ADACGBA Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer ADACBGA approved hours for events that meet ADACBGA requirements. Provider #15-55-03-916.

ADACBGA Continuing Education Units Awarded: 1.5

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

RiverMend Health Institute is a NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NAADAC- National Certification Commission approved hours for events that meet NAADAC requirements. Provider #146437.

NAADAC Continuing Education Units awarded: 1.5

NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors

RiverMend Health is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6781.

NBCC CE credit Awarded: 1.5

CBBS, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RiverMend Health Institute Provider #4688.

CBBS CE credit awarded: 1.5

CDR, Commission on Dietetic Registration

RiverMend Health Institute is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for the completion of this program. CDR Provider #R1656.

CDR CPEU awarded: 1.5


Jennifer Lentzke, MS, RD, LD/N, CSSD


Jennifer Lentzke, MS, RD, LD/N, CSSD is the Lead Dietitian at the Rosewood Ranch Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from Baylor University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Jennifer earned All-Big 12 First Team as a member of the women’s Baylor University Cross Country Team. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Jennifer went on to the University of Florida to pursue graduate studies. After rigorous coursework at the topÔÇÉranked Master of Science Dietetic Internship Program, Lentzke graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a minor in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Jennifer is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is currently completing her CEDRD to expand her comprehensive understanding of the human nutrition experience and treatment of eating disorders.

Jennifer has had the opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of talented healthcare professionals that provide comprehensive nutritional services for adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders including: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Jennifer is a passionate public speaker and is able to draw on her own life experiences as a dietitian, wife and elite athlete to share her knowledge and dedication to wellness and balanced, healthy eating. Lentzke is a frequent contributor to multiple print and online publications.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

  • No financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. You will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader to view PDF files.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.