Lunch and Learn
The Alliance’s Lunch and Learn program provides professionals with the latest information about eating disorder at their place of business. This free, hour-long presentation includes lunch, continuing education credits, and training for professionals specific to their expertise (physicians, dentists, nurses, etc.). The presentation helps providers to properly screen, assess and diagnose eating disorders. Evaluations of programs are available upon request.
From October 2010 to March 2011, The Alliance visited 19 practitioner offices and professional classrooms with our program Eating Disorders 101: Tools to Help Healthcare Providers Properly Screen, Assess and Diagnose Eating Disorders and presented to 349 attendees. The 50 minute on-site programs brought a comprehensive presentation about eating disorders, along with lunch and continuing education credits.
Before and after the presentation, attendees were given pre/post tests to measure their knowledge of eating disorders. Of the 349 participants, the average attendee scored 69.071% on their pre-test and 87.928% on their post test – a substantial 27.3 % increase in knowledge. 13.75% of attendees believed that eating disorder recovery is defined by weight restoration/loss and 6% believed that eating disorders are not life threatening if the patient is in a normal/healthy weight range, which are dangerous misconceptions. 100% of attendees believed the subject matter was relevant and 100% believe that the program would be helpful for the future.
And perhaps most significantly, 79.38% reported that they were not adequately trained to be able to treat, assess or diagnose eating disorders, while 96.8% reported that eating disorders are relevant to their practice. 98% felt better prepared to properly screen, assess and diagnose eating disorders after the presentation.
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