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Wednesday, August 28 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
The Need for Nutrition Care Guidelines for Transgender Patients

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There are 1.4 million transgender individuals in the United States, and the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that 50% report having to teach their healthcare provider about transgender-specific health issues, which may include nutrition. The current state of nutritional assessment, treatment, and care of transgender patients is virtually nonexistent. The lack of guidelines and education presents a barrier to attaining optimal health for members of transgender community. We will discuss why there is a need for transgender-specific nutrition care guidelines to be established, and we will explore strategies public health organizations can implement to better serve the transgender individuals living in the populations they serve.

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Emma Sickles, RDN

Tri-County Health Department
Emma Sickles graduated from Colorado State University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship with the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) in June of 2019. Currently, she is working with TCHD WIC as... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm MDT
Torreys Peak 3