Speaking & Training

Customized Webinar Programs and Training

Are you looking for particular topics and/or speakers to keep the professionals on your team up to date? Let us help you by customizing a webinar training program for your specific needs. We have specialized in webinar training since 2004 and we can help you meet the needs of your audience. Here are some of the organizations who have benefited from our webinar trainings:

  • The National Dairy Council
  • Nutrition Care Systems
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Abshire Dietary Consultants
  • Hormel Health Labs
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
  • Inquisit

Sponsored Webinars

Do you want to get the word out on your products or services? Continuing professional education is a great way to provide a value added service to your customers while showing that you support the profession. Here are just a few of the industry partners who have benefited from supporting our educational efforts through free, unbiased webinar trainings:

  • California Strawberries
  • Hormel Health Labs

Live Presentations

Still want to provide education the old fashioned way? There is nothing like having a live speaker for your special audience. We use nationally recognized, award winning speakers who can translate complicated scientific or regulatory information into easy to implement steps.

Our speakers are fresh and inspiring, knowledgeable and motivational! They’ll leave your audience feeling empowered and excited to apply their newly found knowledge.

Choose one of our presenters for your next live webinar or in person meeting or conference.

Speaker’s Bureau

Biography:

Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND is a registered dietitian nutritionist and President of MEP Healthcare Dietary Services. She has been a consultant dietitian for the past 35 years.

She is a past President, Secretary and board member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Mary Ellen authored the nutrition chapter in Wound Care Essentials, Wound Care and Chronic Wound Care and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Mary Ellen is on the Nutrtion411 Advisory Board. She was co-chair of the work group that developed nutrition guidelines for the 2014 NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines and is on the 2018 small work group assigned to update the nutrition and the palliative care guidelines. She was 1st author on The Role of Nutrition for Pressure Ulcer Management: NPUAP, EPUAP, PPPIA White Paper published April 2015 in Advances in Skin & Wound Care International Journal.

Mary Ellen is past chairman of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics Position Committee. She was an author on the Academy’s 2017 Position Paper on Individualized Nutrition Approaches for Older Adults in Health Care Communities and the 2013 Position/Practice Paper on Ethical and Legal Issues in Feeding and Hydration.

Mary Ellen has spoken extensively both nationally and internationally on nutrition and pressure ulcers/injuries, unintentional weight loss and nutrition for older adults.

Awards:

Mary Ellen received the Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Kosiak award from NPUAP in 2013. Past awards and honors include the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honored Dietitian, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award, and the Award of Excellence in Consultation and Private Practice. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, Department of Foods and Nutrition, at Purdue University in 2008.

Biography:

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, Owner/President of Brenda Richardson LLC, offers more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations.

Brenda is a national lecturer, author/publisher, Past President of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Past Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee, Current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee, Past Chair and Past Treasurer of DHCC “Dietetics in Health Care Communities” (practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-AND), contributing author of the Pocket Resource for Nutrition Assessment 2013 Edition published by the Dietetics in Health Care Communities Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, editor of the 2006 edition of the “CD-HCF Pocket Resource for Management”, author of the “Practitioner Pocket Guide for MDS 3.0 and Nutrition” published by the Dietetics in Health Care Communities AND Practice Group in 2010, “The Nutrition Professional’s Pocket Guide to the MDS Version 2.0” published March 2003, and Managing Successful Nutrition Programs with the Prospective Payment System (PPS) published in the fall 2000, and contributing author of Nutrition Care of the Older Adult published by the Consultant Dietitians in Health Care Facilities Dietetic Practice Group in 1998.

Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted multiple Long-Term Care facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda has assisted numerous facilities with implementing Person-Centered/Culture Changes for food/nutrition/dining. Brenda serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) CMS Work Group and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics selected Brenda for the “2010 ADA Grassroots Excellence Award”, presented in Washington, DC and the prestigious Medallion Award in 2016. Brenda was also awarded as the Indiana Dietetic Association 2010 Honored Dietitian.

Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND

Presentations:

Liz Friedrich
Biography:

Liz Friedrich is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and president of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting. The company provides nutrition consulting services for post-acute and long-term care facilities in North Carolina as well as education for health care providers. Liz has authored or co-authored numerous articles in journals and magazines, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper titled Individualized Nutrition Approaches for Older Adults in Long Term, Post-acute Care, and Other Settings (2018). She has authored or co-authored book chapters as well, including “Nutrition Assessment and Management” in the 2018 Textbook of Chronic Wound Care. She also serves as an expert witness in litigation against skilled nursing facilities and registered dietitian nutritionists. As a result of this combination of professional experiences, Liz brings both practical clinical insight and academic knowledge to every presentation. She is an accomplished speaker and presented at meetings nationwide to a variety of health care professionals, including dietitians, nurses, physicians, certified dietary managers, and wound care specialists of all disciplines.

Liz is Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is Nutrition Wound Care Certified. She has served as a volunteer for the North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA) and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NE DPG) in many different board positions. She recently served as the chair of the NC chapter of the Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG (DHCC) and the Nominating Committee for the national DHCC DPG. She is the recipient of two North Carolina Dietetic Association awards, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (1991) and the Member of the Year (2000). In 2013 she received the Distinguished Member of the Year award from the Dietetics in Health Care Communities Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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