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PRE-Recorded Self-Paced Webinars

Cost: $10 for SCAND members and $25 for non-SCAND member attendees
CEUs: 1 CEU per webinar

Please click here to register for one or all of the webinars.

SC Obesity Initiative
Speaker: Channell Webster, SC DHHS

  • Please note there is no cost for this webinar in conjunction with our partnership with DHHS.

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 send an e-mail to 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! C

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.

The Future of Food - Food Prints Made from Farm to Fork
Presented by: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD

Webinar Summary: The demand on the earth’s resources is exceeding what it can provide. Moving into the next century, population growth and unprecedented changes in the climate will directly impact the global food supply – less drinking water, higher priced food and changes to food security are just some examples of how. Dietitians are poised to serve as subject matter experts on which foods tax resources the least, what consumption patterns are the most sustainable and where the greatest opportunities for change along the food supply change exist. Dietitians are ready to be part of the global conversation on the future of food!


  • Define food print and sustainable diet as used in the global conversation about the future of food
  • Describe current and predicted changes in worldwide consumption patterns, and that effect on the future food supply
  • List points of impact in the food supply chain where dietitians can assist in changing the global “food print”

 Learning Need Codes: 2000, 4070, 8018

About the speaker:Debbie Petitpain is a registered dietitian with Sodexo at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. As the Wellness Dietitian in the Office of Health Promotion, she develops policies and programs to advance health on MUSC campus and in the community.  In 2016, she received a Hero of Everyday Life award for her volunteer efforts to fight hunger in the community by establishing the first hospital-based USDA Summer Meal Program in the Southeast with the Kids Eat Free at MUSC program. The program has provided over 7500 free summer meals to kids in need in the first 2 years.

Debbie is also a subject matter expert on the Sodexo’s “Better Tomorrow Plan”, a plan for a more sustainable future, and is a member of the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG which promotes plant based diets as a strategy to protect the environment.

Twitter Handle: @DebbiePetitpain

Detox: Fact & Fiction for the RDN
Speaker: Naomi May, MS, RDN, LD

Webinar 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. 

Webinar Objectives:
1) Identify common toxins patients may be exposed to.
2) Review the body’s 3 phases of detoxification.
3) 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.

Pluses & Minuses of Google Drive & Dropbox as File Sharing Platforms
Speaker: Joanne Larsen MS, RD, LD

Webinar Summary: Do you work in groups that edit shared documents? Has collaborating within work groups on documents become a chore to keep all your shared document versions up to date without having to manually merge document versions? Or are you running out of storage space on your local computer for your work files? Joanne Larsen MS RD LD, techie dietitian, will compare Dropbox and Google Drive as possible online file sharing platforms. Learn how both platforms sync your local computer files with online shared files.

1)  Differentiate between Dropbox and Google Drive as file sharing platforms
2)  Determine which file sharing platform is best for your business
3)  Collaborate within workgroups using shared files

 Suggested Learning Needs Codes:

1020 - Computer, electronic technology
000 - Business Management
7140 - Materials management

Image result for Joanne Larsen, rdAbout the speaker: Joanne Larsen MS RD LD is a dietitian entrepreneur who has worked for three start-up companies and started two companies including Ask the Dietitian®, She is the owner of Nutritional Data Services a consulting B2B company that provides services developing websites, software, phone apps, marketing, and creating content. With bachelors and masters degrees in nutrition, Joanne is a registered dietitian and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. After a very successful career as a clinical dietitian in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, mental health, and university educator, Joanne began working for technology companies, a career for which she was neither educated nor trained. Using skills she developed as a dietitian, Joanne transitioned into a bona fide entrepreneur.

Starting a Business Starts with You: Building Your Brand
Speaker: Adrien Paczosa, RD, LD, CEDRD

Webinar Summary: Adrien Paczosa RD, LD, CEDRD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas. The owner of her own private practice, Adrien will speak on what it means to be an entrepreneur in nutrition and dietetics, how to build your own brand, and how to use social media as you build your business platform.

Webinar Objectives
1)  Identify key audience you want to work with
2)  Have the tools to overcome the fears of starting a practice
3)  Understand the purpose of crafting an effective social media presence

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 1110, 7070

Related imageAbout the speaker: Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Adrien began her path towards nutrition through her falling down. She has been dancing since age 2 and in college was a Kilgore College Rangerette. During a practice she took a fall and broke her foot, and that sparked the ideas of needing a new direction in her life. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Illinois with a BS in Human Nutrition, Adrien began her career as a staff dietitian at hospital in downtown Chicago. She was promoted to the hospital’s Director of Food Service and Nutrition and was responsible for all food preparation as well as patient nutritional care. While working at her clinical job, Adrien maintained her passion for movement by working as a personal trainer and nutrition coach in downtown Chicago. In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007 and it has only continued to grow. To date, iLiveWell Nutrition Therapy has multiple locations, contracts with numerous corporations and treatment centers, and currently employs five dietitians. “Creating better access to dietitians!” has been one of the driving forces of Adrien’s company.