I had an amazing weekend. I went to Savannah, GA to attend workshops for a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management offered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It was an amazing experience and my first ever visit to beautiful Savannah. Even though I did not have much time to hang out in the city, I did not complain. I spent 3 days at the workshops and was able to network with plenty of nutrition professionals from all over the US.
I must say that I have learnt so much and am so glad I attended the event. Now I only have to pass an exam and my precious Certificate diploma will be mailed to me and ready for framing
The content of the certification included all of the most important and controversial topics in the area of weight management and was based at the current research. All of the speakers during the event are known authorities on the subject of weight management and are strongly involved in the fight against obesity.
Some of the most interesting topics presented during workshops were: current popular diet programs and their pros and cons, current research on weight management, behavior modification in treating obesity, motivational interviewing of patients and tons of real life case studies. The case studies and some of the exercises definitely taught me the most. I was able to engage in patient-nutritionist role play and see how an interview looks on the other (patient) side. I leant how to apply my knowledge and interviewing skills to help shape patient’s behavior. Needless to say it was a very educational experience that expanded my knowledge and competences.
So now I’m off to studying for the exam. I’m also posting few pictures of charming Savannah. Sorry for the quality though, the pictures were taken from my phone.