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Seminars, Workshops, Presentations and Continuing Educational Programs for Professionals and Consumers: Live, Audio, Web-Based
For Professionals:

Medical Nutrition Therapy


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's MNT Evidence-Based Guides for Practice for Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational) and for Hyperlipidemia


What Dietitians Really Need to Know to Function Like a PRO:
How to Develop a “P.R.O. P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E” !

Developing a MNT Outcomes Management System: It’s Easier and More Essential Than You Think!
Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training and
American Diabetes Association's National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education
Insurance and Medicare Reimbursement
Patient Empowerment: A Proven Model for Enhancing Behavior Change in Patients with Chronic Disease
Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of the Diabetes Chronic Care Teams
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Patient Empowerment: A Proven Model for Enhancing Behavior Change in Patients with Chronic Disease

Diabetes self-management education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Programs that consistently result in improved health outcomes make extensive use of the newest model for behavior change, patient empowerment. Studies have proven that better outcomes result when healthcare professionals empower patients to make informed treatment and self-care choices by educating them on the consequences of these choices. This is opposite to the traditional, "compliance" approach to behavior change. In this model, the healthcare professional selects all treatment and self-care choices for the patient, with minimal concern for the consequences to the patient's everyday life; the patient is expected to comply, and if not, the healthcare professional must "try harder".

This presentation unveils the Seven Steps to Empowerment Success

By using this practical guide, diabetes professionals are able to easily and confidently implement empowerment into their practice. The resulting positive outcomes will make believers out of skeptics, and bring renewed hope to patients when they reach their diabetes behavioral goals.

Audiences rave about this highly entertaining PowerPointT presentation! Mary Ann uses clever pictures to drive home the main points and fun at the same time!

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Mary Ann has a rare combination of consultant to both professionals and the public. She is a well known dietitian in the Chicago , IL area. She travels all over the state of Illinois presenting on health reimbursement - including insurance, medicare and self management diabetes programs (DSME). Also, she created a health, wellness, health promotion and health education program targeted for companies and organizations who want to demonstrate concern for employee well-being, and increase employee productivity and morale.

Dietician Mary Ann consults with corporations and industry as a media nutrition spokesperson in area of food and nutrition. You will often see Mary Ann speaking before large consumer audiences on nutrition for kidney disease, nutrition for cardiac health, nutrition education for adolescents and current nutrition topics. She is a true nutrition expert!