Some of our recent webinars...

Nutritional Epigenetics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition and Implications for Health presented by Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB

We are witnessing a seismic revolution in the basic science that drives health care- It surrounds the exploration of the epigenome and the clinical impact of the Imprintome.  This discovery is changing the way that we think about nutrition. It is this area of amazing opportunity to improve the precision of nutritional therapy that is the focus of this presentation.
Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB, President, Big Bold Health, webinar sponsored by Big Bold Health

Founder & President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than five decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine, the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.

Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He is a natural educator and became involved with numerous academic institutions during the years he spent teaching. This includes the significant contributions he made to the founding of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.

Dr. Bland is the author of best-selling books and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He speaks extensively, and his engaging style makes him popular with both professional and consumer audiences. Dr. Bland’s latest project is Big Bold Health, where he’s on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations—the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level. It’s an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.


Make Policy Your Business: You Are the Expert! presented by Chrissy Barth, MS, RDN, RYT, and Jane Selitto, RDN

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Webinar Recording

Presentation Slides

1 CPE credit, self-study

It’s important for us to know why and how to advocate for our profession including how to leverage our expertise as “Food as Medicine” dietitians. Being able to apply this knowledge is power. We can’t talk policy without mentioning how it gets funded, which is our Political Action Committee (PAC) including the Advocacy Summit which will be described in greater detail during this webinar.

Learning Objectives
*Describe the Academy’s public policy priorities
*Learn ways to utilize our expertise for advocacy
*Become effective advocates

Chrissy Barth, MS, RDN, RYT, is an integrative and functional sports registered dietitian and mind-body expert in the field of holistic nutrition who is passionate about teaching others about optimal health and performance by taking the confusion out of nutrition. She is the founder and CEO of Live Breathe Nutrition, LLC and Nutrition Lifestyle Education – nutrition coaching and consulting practices in Phoenix, Arizona where she serves as a nutrition consultant to sports teams, spas, behavioral health programs, medical and training facilities, corporations, and local and national media outlets serving as a media spokesperson. Chrissy is also a Lecturer at Arizona State University where she teaches sports nutrition, complementary health care, human nutrition, and entrepreneurship and serves as a mentor to several aspiring future RDs.

Chrissy has been awarded inclusion of Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Dietetics “Honors Edition” of the Registry – the single highest mark of achievement as a dietitian and has received recognition as Arizona’s Young Dietitian of the Year. Chrissy enjoys giving back to her community and volunteers her time educating youth athletes on the benefits of sports nutrition.

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, she is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its practice groups of sports and weight management dietitians, nutrition entrepreneurs, and dietitians in integrative and functional medicine the latter where she serves as the Mind-Body editor of the Integrative RDN Newsletter. Chrissy is also an active member of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association, The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the International Sports Sciences Association, Yoga Alliance, and the National Speakers Association – Arizona.

Chrissy received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in human nutrition from Arizona State University. An athlete, foodie, and sports enthusiast, Chrissy enjoys dining out with friends and family, spending time outdoors hiking, and supporting many local athletic events in Arizona. Last, but certainly not least, you can be sure to catch Chrissy in a yoga studio somewhere in the Valley most days of the week and encourages many of her clients to incorporate yoga and other mindfulness-based practices into their lifestyles.

Jane Selitto, RDN works with patients of all ages with diabetes, heart disease, migraines, autoimmune and gastrointestinal conditions. She specializes in integrative and functional nutrition, determining the root cause of their ailments and creating for them a customized wellness plan to integrate into their lifestyle. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and has a certificate of training in integrative and functional nutrition, mindful eating, and yin yoga. She looks forward to helping you through your wellness journey.

Webinar: Gardening and the 3 Dimensions of Nourishment presented by John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD
presented on April 28, 2022

Growing vegetables in any size garden provides the gardener with an array of important benefits that can also be shared with their community. Gardening can improve dietary practices of families and communities, in addition to offering increased food security. There is also the potential for stress reduction, increased micronutrient consumption, and greater social connection through planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables from small, self or community operated gardens.  This webinar will outline to most important steps in starting a vegetable garden.  Detailed guidance with respect to a layout design of a garden, establishing hearty seedlings, building healthy soils, and recognizing the needs of vegetative vs flowering stages of common vegetables, as well as methods of organic pest and weed control are included.  Participants will acquire a significant amount of important gardening principles and will be able to grow a wide variety of vegetables depending upon their climate and growing conditions. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the core requirements for several types of vegetables that can serve as dietary staple foods.
  2. List the most important qualities of garden soil to support optimal plant growth.
  3. Describe two methods of pest control, one method of weed control, and one method of preventing fungal infections of vegetable plants and/or seedlings.
John Bagnulo has an MPH from the University of North Carolina and a Doctorate degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maine.  He has worked as a researcher, a university associate professor, and a consultant for the past twenty years.  He currently serves as a core faculty member for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and as the Director of Nutrition for Nutritional Medicinals.  In addition to his passion for increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness around the subject of how food and agriculture influence patterns of health and disease, John is an adventure traveler and climber having spent considerable time in many of the World’s remote mountain ranges with indigenous cultures.

Webinar: Build Better: Strategies & Tips for Building Integrative Functional Nutrition Practices by Ashley Koff, RD, and Amy Plano, RD 
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022
Noon Pacific/ 3:00 pm Eastern
Slides [PDF]
Meeting Recording:
Password: difmdpg

CPE certificate - code 175 recorded view

Webinar: Finding Value in Genetic Testing presented by Dr. Yael Joffe, Ph.D., RD, FACN
March 9, 2022
CPE certificate - code 175 recorded view