Virtual Conference Presenter – Margaret Garrity, RD, LDN

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Maggie Garrity, RD, LDN – Director of Nutrition Services Timberline Knolls

Margaret Garrity, RD, LDN is the Director of Nutrition Services at Timberline Knolls and her job entails many duties. She oversees the dietitians and diet technicians, carries a caseload of adolescents, supervises the menu and meal planning stages and develops nutrition-related protocols. She also implements current nutrition recommendations, participates in community outreach and trains dietitians. Prior to joining Timberline Knolls, Maggie was the Nutrition Manager at Revolution in Chicago. She started with Timberline Knolls as a diet technician and progressed to a Registered Dietitian. Maggie attended Eastern Illinois University for her undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and then completed her dietetic internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Behavioral Health DPG and South Suburban Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference III: Blasting Through Bias: A Deep Dive into Underserved Populations and Global Issues 2018 – December 8, 2018

Movement of Recovery

Description: This presentation will focus on a review of a four-week curriculum focused on incorporating movement in eating disorder treatment. A registered dietitian and movement therapist will review ways each discipline can collaborate for the benefit of appropriate movement with those who struggle with eating disorders. The presenters will review exchange and fluid recommendations for movement, mindfulness and body awareness, movement as a tool and values associated with movement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify ways to incorporate movement into eating disorder treatment
  2. Increase understanding of collaboration between a registered dietitian and a movement therapist in ED treatment
  3. Review impacts of movement on mental health


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