Date: October 19th, 2017
Following a Mediterranean eating pattern has strong evidence to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes as well as delay dementia and improve cognitive function. Assessing adherence to this eating pattern can help determine diet quality and identify areas for improvement.
In this webinar, you will:
a) learn about the key aspects of the Mediterranean diet and its many benefits for chronic disease prevention and management
b) move beyond cardiovascular disease and dementia prevention and think about using the Mediterranean eating pattern for patients with mental health conditions and renal conditions
d) be introduced to tools to use in practice to measure adherence to the Mediterranean diet pre- and post- nutrition intervention
Michele MacDonald Werstuck, RD, MSc, CDE, is a primary care dietitian working with family health teams in Ontario for many years. She brings more than 25 years experience and a true passion for her role as a family health team dietitian providing nutrition counseling for patients, nutrition support to her teams and nutrition education to future health professionals. She is currently with the Hamilton family health team and also Chairs the Dietitians of Canada Ontario Primary Health Care Action Group.
Lee Kapuscinski, MAN, RD, CDE, has worked as a primary care clinician for the past 5 years. Her experience as a Family Health Team Dietitian and Executive Member of the Dietitians of Canada Ontario Family Health Team Registered Dietitian Network has provided her with an understanding and appreciation for evidenced-based practice to support patient care and knowledgesharing among colleagues. Lee has developed a passion for knowledge translation and currently leads the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) RD CoP KTE program in addition to working as a Certified Diabetes Educator at Diabetes Care Guelph. Lee completed her graduate studies at the University of Guelph prior to entering the world of primary care. She is currently pursing a Masters of Health Management (MHM) at McMaster University.