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Addressing Food Insecurity in the Malnourished Patient

‐ Dec 16, 2020 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Title: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Malnourished Patient

CE credit available for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and physicians
Total Credit Hours:  1
On-Demand Activity Start Date:  January 1, 2021
On-Demand Activity Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date):  February 28, 2021


Boston Medical Center’s Innovative Treatment Approach
Lorrie Young, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Nutrition Manager; Instructor of Medicine, Boston Medical Center; Boston University School of Medicine, Dedham, MA

Food is Medicine: A Community-Based Solution
Kim Madsen, MEd, RD
Director, Nutrition Services, Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA

Patricia Becker,
Pediatric Nutrition Specialist, Dayton Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Format: Online as MP3 files and PDF Handouts

Lecture of the Month CE Activity Overall Goal:
This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses who specialize in the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism. 

Goal and Target Audience:
This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research
  • Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define food insecurity and list possible etiologies.
  2. Explain how food insecurity can lead to malnutrition.
  3. Address for whom, when, and in what settings food insecurity should be screened.
  4. Discuss how health care providers can partner with community resources to combat food insecurity and malnutrition.

Speaker Credentials and Affiliations:

Lorrie Young, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Nutrition Manager; Instructor of Medicine, Boston Medical Center; Boston University School of Medicine, Dedham, MA

Kim Madsen, MEd, RD
Director, Nutrition Services, Project Open Hand, San Francisco, CA

Requirements for Successful Completion:

To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must listen to the education recording, complete an online knowledge assessment for each education recording and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date.

Note: successfully completing the posttest is required for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians, not dietitians. Dietitians may claim credit for viewing/listening to the recording per CDR guidelines. This program is approved for RDs, RDNs and DTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. RDs and RDNs may claim up to 30 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs may claim up to 20 CPEUS. For additional information, please click here.

Pharmacists must provide their NABP e-PID and birthday (MMDD) when claiming credit to enable ASPEN to upload credit claimed to the CPE monitor. Failure to provide accurate information by the expiration date for claiming CE credit can result in an inability for the earned credit to be uploaded to the CPE monitor and thus not appear in the pharmacist’s NABP profile. Detailed information is available here: https://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/.

Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians
In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ASPEN designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU) per activity. All are knowledge activities. 

ASPEN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASPEN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.

ACPE UAN:  JA0002345-0000-21-076-H04-P

ASPEN, Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).   CDR level 2.  Dietitians may post comments on this program on QualityCPE@eatright.org.

Non-Commercialism:  ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.  ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials.  ASPEN does not endorse any products.  

Computer Requirements and Technical Support
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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available. 

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Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support was received for the on demand version of this program. The live webinar from which this recording was created was supported in part by an educational grant from Cardinal Health.

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Speakers/Faculty

In relation to the topic being presented.

Nothing to disclose: Amber Verdell, Ann-Marie Brown, Ashley Bronston, Caryn Berkowitz, Christopher Messenger, Claudia Maza, Erica Raymond, Genene Salman, Harlan Husted, James Cross, Janice Baker, Jessica Monczka, Jill Cherry Bukoweic, Kyle Hampson, Liz Page, Manpreet Mundi, Mark Corkins, Marsha Stieber, Martin Rosenthal, Petrea Cober, Neha Shah, Peter Lopez, Sandra Mayol-Kreiser, Sarah Cogle, Susanna Huh, Todd Canada, Wing Yan (Venus) Ng

ASPEN staff have no commercial relationships to disclose.


Disclosures Relevant to Topic



Patricia Becker




Kim Madsen




Lorrie Young




Carol Ireton-Jones

Nutrishare, Inc – part-time employee; Nutrishare is a home care provider for parenteral nutrition, not commercial entity

All programs are planned as a committee, not the individualN/A

Jane Hughes

Zealand Pharmaceuticals, consultant, consultant fee; Shire, PI for sponsored clinical trials in children; research funding

All programs are planned as a committee, not the individual


Kelly Green Corkins

Abbott Nutrition; speakers bureau; honoraria

All programs are planned as a committee, not the individual


Monica AgarwalBBraun, pediatric consultant; consultant feeAll programs are planned as a committee, not the individualN/A
Traci FauerbachMead Johnson Nutritionals; speaker; monetary compensationAll programs are planned as a committee, not the individualN/A

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Credits: None available.