Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning | Virtual Course with Dana Armstrong | May 27th – 4.0 CEs

Diabetes Intensive with Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES | Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning

Join Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES, a trailblazer and thought leader, for a lively and intensive review of the latest in Medical Nutrition Therapy with immediate application to your clinical practice.

Dana combines the newest findings, her clinical experiences, plus the ADA Standards of Care into an action-packed presentation that will inform your practice while preparing for the certification exam.

Virtual MNT Course Dates:

Session 1 May 27 | Medical Nutrition Therapy Overview | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Session 2 May 27| Meal Planning – How to Eat by the Numbers | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

$69 | Earn 4.0 CEs

Can’t make it live?

No worries! We will send you an email with a link to access the recorded version within hours of its’ airing.

Course Description:  These two 2-hour courses review the latest national nutrition guidelines and provide strategies to translate this information to an individual living with diabetes.

Included is a discussion on different approaches to meal planning and the benefits and limitations of each. Dana will also review metabolic surgery, gastroparesis, and disordered eating.

She reviews nutrition approaches during pregnancy and for those living with chronic co-conditions. Dana also provides insights on how to support the transition to healthier eating using a “tasteful” approach.


  1. Prioritize person-centered nutrition issues based on assessment and clinic data.
  2. Explore national guidelines for medical nutrition therapy and how to individualize interventions from a person-centered perspective.
  3. Describe the impact of micro and macronutrients on health.
  4. List different meal planning approaches and the pros and cons of each.
  5. Describe how to help people with diabetes to read labels and be thoughtful consumers.
  6. State how to customize nutritional approaches in people living with complications of diabetes.

Speaker Bio for Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES

We are thrilled to welcome our guest speaker, Dana Armstrong, who will be joining our Virtual and Live Courses!

Dana received her degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California, Davis, and completed her internship in dietetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dana is the Medical Clinic Director of The Diabetes Center/Salinas Valley Medical Clinic. She provides leadership for the Department of Diabetes Services and ensures coordination and integration of an effective system-wide Diabetes Center of Excellence across the organization for optimum patient care and collaboration of services.  Having a child with diabetes, she combines her professional knowledge with personal experience and understanding.

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AccreditationDiabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*  

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