Treating Eating Disorders - CHES130

Treating Eating Disorders

by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD and Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.5 / 63 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (8.00 CECH)

Price: $109.00
CE-PRO Price: $54.50


Societal pressure to be fashion-model thin and our increasing preoccupation with obesity have helped cause as many as 8 million Americans to develop clinical eating disorders. Many of them are adolescent females, for whom nutritional deprivation during the growth years can have severe and lasting consequences. Surprisingly, older people and athletes are also at risk. This comprehensive course focuses on diagnosis and treatment, with emphasis on assessment techniques, counseling strategies and nutritional interventions.  


The goal of this course is to provide clinicians information on the seriousness of eating disorders to increase their ability to recognize the symptoms to initiate interventions.
After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  •  Compare prevalence rates and risk factors of the three main types of eating disorders; anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED).
  • Identify the DSM -5 diagnostic criteria of AN, BN, BED, and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED).
  • Define orthorexia nervosa.
  • Describe the role of each interdisciplinary team member in the treatment / management of eating disorders.
  • List criteria for recommending inpatient treatment and enteral and/or parenteral nutrition.
  • List the four steps of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and the purpose of each step.
  • List five pieces of information collected during a nutrition assessment.
  • Calculate a person’s ideal body weight (IBW), body mass index (BMI), and daily calorie needs using the appropriate equations.
  • Identify the three components of a nutrition diagnosis statement.
  • Provide an example of a nutrition intervention for each of the following categories: food and/or nutrient delivery, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and coordination of nutrition care.
  • Explain the potential complications of refeeding syndrome and how it can be prevented.
  • Identify the unique needs of special populations during the treatment process.
  • Compare the various types of psychotherapies and alternative therapies used to treat eating disorders and the psychotropic medications used to treat eating disorders.
  • List four types of expressive therapy.
  • List four signs each of recovery and relapse.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 9/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Brittany A - Long Beach, CA  ·  Aug 22, 2019
learned a lot in an area I was not well versed
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Debbie C - Elmont, NY  ·  May 07, 2019
The course was very well done. Material was easy to read and understand.
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Christine T - Highland Park, NJ  ·  Apr 23, 2019
This does a great job of incorporating all material.
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Marissa H - bensalem, PA  ·  Jan 19, 2019
Course needs to be in power point format or something more interactive; otherwise content was useful and informative
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Maureen J - Valencia, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2018
Validated much of what I already knew and was teaching
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Price: $109.00
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