The Truth About Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss and How They Differ From Medical Keto Diets – Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: November 12, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Join Diana Lehner-Gulotta, RDN, CNSC as she presents The Truth about Ketogenic Diets.

As use of the ketogenic diet for weight loss becomes increasingly popular, it is paramount that nutrition professionals are well-informed about appropriate application and implementation of this diet. This webinar will examine the origins of the ketogenic diet as a medical therapy for epilepsy and explore whether research supports applying these principles to weight loss. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of important considerations for monitoring ketogenic dieters, complete with information about managing the various complications of this diet.

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After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

1. Discuss the origin of the medical ketogenic diet.
2. Explain why and when the medical ketogenic diet is indicated.
3. Identify the different types of medical ketogenic diets and outline the defining characteristics of each.
4. Recommend appropriate monitoring for medical ketogenic diet patients.
5. Explore society’s current understanding of ketogenic diets and current research on the ketogenic diet.
6. Identify those who might benefit from the ketogenic diet and how to appropriately monitor them.


This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs, NDTRs

CDR Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar

Activity Number: 159249/ 175 Recorded: 159250

CPE Level: 2

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.3   Integrates knowledge of macronutrient and micronutrients for absorption, digestion, and metabolism throughout the lifespan in practice
  • 8.1.5   Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management
  • 8.3.6   Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 10.2.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.


Diana Lehner-Gulotta, RDN, CNSC graduated summa cum laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Diana then traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to complete her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia Health System. Shortly after completing her internship, she joined the team at UVA providing nutritional care to both adult and pediatric patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Diana then passed the examination for Certified Nutrition Support Clinicians in May 2017 and took on a new role as a ketogenic and neurology dietitian. This unique position continues to challenge Diana daily and she feels fortunate to be able to help change lives for the better. In addition to nutrition, Diana enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Disclosures: Diana does not have any disclosures to report and no conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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