RDN need to be prepared to strengthen the team that is not FBT informed or trained. In rural communities RDNs may find themselves as the most seasoned expert in adolescent nutrition and eating disorders. This work is not for the faint of heart. Build relationships and use documentation as way to educate and train others on the approach. Build a team that works in concert to bring about the best results and resist splitting due to misunderstandings or miscommunication.
TWO: Instill a unified approach and communication style with medical providers, therapists and parents.
2. Provide websites and reference to help the team understand the phases of treatment.
3. Share this article with MD's and pediatricians.
4. Strengthen yourself by getting supervision, training and mentoring.
Melanie Jacob RDN is a seasoned eating disorder professional that found her niche in treating adolescents with eating disorders. When the FBT research surfaced in 2006 she transitioned her approach to follow the evidence.