Virtual Conference Presenter – Dawn White, RD/LD

Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference IV:

Eating Disorders, Addiction & Co-Occurring Issues

EDH Virtual Conf IV

Timberline Knolls BannerDawn White, RD/LD – Dietitian at Timberline Knolls

Dawn White, RD/LD ImageDawn White, RD/LD is a dietitian at Timberline Knolls. She has worked as a dietitian for 20 years in community hospitals, high schools, and end-stage kidney disease.

Dawn is passionate about helping people heal their relationship with food and the freedom and enjoyment that is possible in it. Recently, Dawn has worked with The Grace Program at Timberline Knolls to start a group called Food and Faith.

Dawn helps residents experience nourishment for their bodies and spirits while finding healing in their relationship with food.

“Food and Faith: Integrating Christian Spirituality into the Treatment of Eating and Co-occurring Disorders”

Description: This presentation will provide an understanding of the research linking spirituality and religion to purpose and identity as a means of improving body satisfaction and the relationship with food. Participants will recognize how Christian concepts can reinforce principles of intuitive eating and body satisfaction, and apply strategies to integrate Christian principles of spirituality into therapeutic groups and meals.

Participants will learn to apply ideas and concepts integrating religion from a Christian perspective to their work with eating disorders as therapists and dietitians. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the food and faith program being utilized in The Grace Program at Timberline Knolls.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the recent data linking spirituality and perspectives of religion to positive outcomes in body satisfaction and eating disorders and co-occurring disorders.
  2. Recognize how Christian principles can reinforce the principles of intuitive eating and body satisfaction and co-occurring disorders.
  3. Apply strategies to integrate Christian principles into eating disorder therapeutic groups and meals.


Ekern Enterprises, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6890.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ekern Enterprises, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

One CE was available for qualified attendees who were present for the entire 1-hour online presentation and completed the required survey afterward.


Faith and Food