ZZZZ Using Nutrition to Improve Biochemistry

School of Health Sciences

Using Nutrition to Improve the Biochemistry of Development, Learning, and Mood

Friday, April 1, 2016

 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Stockton University
Townsend Residential Life Center (TRLC)
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205

Course Description

The course is designed to help therapists and teachers improve clinical outcomes by identifying children who are not reaching their potential because of poor diet or insufficient nutrients for cognitive development. Youngsters can be eating foods that are irritating the system or missing nutrients needed to create neurological connections. Learn how to recognize nutritional problems that may be slowing down progress. Discover creative strategies for low muscle tone, cognitive enhancement, and improving classroom function. Nutritional strategies that support speech, occupational, and physical therapies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify children in practitioners' caseload who can benefit from specific biological interventions.
  2. Recognize symptoms of basic nutritional deficiencies, which may interfere with optimal development and learning.
  3. Understand the physiological reasons for picky eating for the purpose of implementing more effective clinical protocols for affected families.
  4. Recognize how environmental factors impact neurological development.

Workshop Presenter

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN is a nutrition detective who works with other medical professionals to help people with stubborn ailments and symptoms. With 31 years of experience, she knows how to identify core issues quickly. She then carefully employs tried-and-true strategies ground in research to attain the best results over time. Kelly's special talent for integrating information from many sources and finding practical solutions has made her a popular speaker and workshop leader. She has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and has been featured on numerous television programs including CNN's American Morning and Fox News. Her award-winning book, What's Eating Your Child? The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments (2011), was reissued in 2013 as Cure Your Child With Food. Kelly is also a columnist for Living Without magazine and blogs for the Huffington Post. Kelly has a master's degree in nutrition/biology and is a licensed nutritionist dietitian in Maryland and D.C.

Conference brochure

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information

6.25 contact hours

ASHA: This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area)
AOTA: Approved for 0.6 CEUS (Introductory level)
NJ Public Health REHS/HO: Approved for 6.25 Contact Hours
CHES/MCHES: This program has been approved for 6.25 Category I credits.

Financial: Kelly receives a speaking fee for her presentation of this course and compensation for her columns for Living Without magazine. She also has a financial interest in her book; Cure Your Child with Food.
Nonfinancial: Ms. Dorfman writes a blog for the Huffington Post and receives no compensation.

 Stockton University is an approved provider of New Jersey Public Health continuing education credits.


Registration Information

Cost: $185.00

 $100 Stockton University faculty and Staff -use the discount code  CLINED2

 $50.00 Stockton University Students - Use student discount code  STUDENT4 for discount.

Cost includes continental breakfast and lunch.

You may also complete this registration form and return it to the School of Health Sciences by email, fax, or mail.

For more information

Contact Ariane Newman
Stockton University
School of Health Sciences
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-4501
(609) 652-4858 (fax)