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Speaker: Naomi May  When: Self Study Course

Cost: $10 for SCAND members and $25 for non-SCAND member attendees

Summary:  "Our body can handle what comes its way. There is no need to detox." Or is there? In this webinar, Naomi May, MS, RDN, LD will guide you through the body’s "natural" detoxification system and discuss the role of the RDN in helping clients conduct a healthy detox. We will navigate through the world of detox by discussing what is detoxing, identifying sources of toxins and symptoms patients may display when over-burdened by toxins, how the body processes toxins, and nutritional support for a toxic individual.


  • Identify common toxins patients may be exposed to.
  • Review the body’s 3 phases of detoxification.
  • Discuss nutritional support for an individual showing symptoms of body burden.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 2000, 4040, 5420

About the speaker: Naomi has an extensive background in nutritional solutions for chronic health concerns including heart disease, pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Thyroid Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and pre-natal wellness. She provides personalized nutrition solutions to reduce, eliminate, or simply prevent taking more medication. Symptoms such as high cholesterol, adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, etc. are merely the bodies way of communicating that something needs to change and not a cry for more medication. She focuses on helping clients identify the root causes of their symptoms and developing a tailored plan to help promote healing in their body.

Growing up on a farm and her own experience with aggravating symptoms has given her a unique perspective on food, nutrition, and health. She has been pursuing her passion to learn more about the power of food in healing numerous health conditions for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine through the University of Western States. She continues to further her knowledge through additional seminars.

SC Obesity Initiative

Speaker: Channell Webster, SC DHHS When: Self Study Course

The ability for Licensed Dietitians in South Carolina to bill and be reimbursed for obesity counseling for Medicaid beneficiaries is quickly approaching.  SCAND has played a pivotal role in identifying Licensed, Registered Dietitians as the preferred providers for this initiative.  Please take the time to enroll in this ground-breaking program to help to change the lives of our patients and to expand the coverage of our profession.

SCAND has worked with SCDHHS to provide you with a Free CEU training webinar to explain the obesity initiative, guide you through the enrollment process, billing practices, and documentation requirements.  It is a 25 minute webinar that can be completed at your convenience.  Please take the time to view to learn more and earn 1 CEU. To view the webinar click here. The password is dhhs.

Once you have completed the webinar, please E-mail Donald Wood at to take the CEU quiz and to secure your 1 CEU.

 We encourage all LDs to enroll in this service, even if you do not think that you will be providing this service initially. Across the state physicians and health care providers are looking for dietitians in their areas to connect with, so please be sure you enroll so they can find you!

 Important information for LDs enrolling in the obesity initiative:

  • Obtaining an NPI number happens quickly; however enrolling with Medicaid is a longer process.  Please complete your enrollment ASAP in order to be able to see Medicaid participants  when the initiative is officially rolled out.
  • If you currently work in a hospital-based outpatient setting, please begin to speak with your Clinical Manager or billing department to begin to prepare for this process, as it can take some time to have all of the necessary billing procedures in place.
  • After enrolling with Medicaid, please do not begin billing for this service until final approval is given (will be in a separate e-blast).

Please contact Channell Webster, Public Information Coordinator with SCDHHS with any questions about the enrollment process after viewing the webinar.  She can be reached at or (803)898-1292. 

 Our SCAND Reimbursement Representative, Jamie Kandora is your primary contact for this reimbursement initiative. Please email her with any questions about this process!

Learning Needs Code: 1050

SCAND CEU Coordinator

Sara Hendrix, MS, RDN, LD
Phone: (843) 792-9002