Continuing Education 

Pre-Recorded Self-Paced CEU Webinars

Click here to register for any of the Webinars below with the exception of the SC Obesity Initiative.  Please contact SCAND at [email protected] to register for this webinar at no charge. 

Cost: $11 for SCAND members (MUST login with AND email and login password to receive SCAND member registration rate) and $26 for non-SCAND member attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Both rates include the credit card processing fee.

Title:  Bringing MNT & DSMES to Rural SC Using Telehealth

Speaker: Anita Longan, M.S, R.D.N./L.D., C.D.E., B.C.-A.D.M.

Telehealth affords RDNs increased opportunity for providing their services to the many rural areas of SC.  Often times, the patients in greatest need, have the least access, due to a myriad of reasons, including a shortage of RDNs, in those parts of the state.

Learn how the HopeHealth Diabetes & Nutrition Institute began expanding MNT and DSMES to rural clinics in Clarendon, Williamsburg, Aiken and Orangeburg counties.  Patients have enjoyed the convenience and comfort of receiving education and counseling in their medical homes.  Telehealth has lowered barriers like cost of transportation and lost time at work.

This presentation includes a candid look at the challenges presented along the way.  CMS requirements and reimbursement will be addressed, as well. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Discuss benefits to patients, providers, and organizations for using telehealth in rural areas
  • Explore challenges and limitations of using telehealth equipment to deliver nutrition and diabetes counseling
  • Identify CMS requirements and reimbursement for providing telehealth MNT and DSMES in rural clinics 

Learning Codes:

  • 5000 MNT
  • 5190 Diabetes
  • 3000 Nutrition Assessment & Diagnosis 
  • 6000 Education, Training and Counseling 

Cost: $11 for SCAND members (MUST login with AND email and login password to receive SCAND member registration rate) and $26 for non-SCAND member attendees, unless otherwise indicated. Both rates include the credit card processing fee. Register Now

Leading Your Team Out of "Rock Middle" 

Do you have employees that you can see aren't reaching their full potential? Do you feel exhausted by lack of motivation they seem to exhibit during the workday? What if we told you there are concrete ways to create momentum & action from your employees again. In this webinar Sallie Holder will share the steps to re-invigorate your team and inspire them into action. You'll walk away with tactical tools to create the momentum you want & need in your workplace. 

Suggested Learning Codes: 12.3.2, 14.4.1, 14.4.6, 3.1.1

This 1 CEU webinar is applicable for RDs in ALL areas of dietetics, and has great information for students too. It is only $11 for SCAND members, and $26 for nonmembers. Register Now

Incorporating Intuitive Eating into Medical Nutrition Therapy

Join certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Rachael Hartley, RD for a webinar on incorporating intuitive eating into your medical nutrition therapy practice. This webinar will give you strategies for using intuitive eating in a clinical setting, with specific examples related to to disease states such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 2010, 5200, 6000, 5370

This 1 CEU webinar is applicable for RDs in ALL areas of dietetics, and has great information for students too. It is only $11 for SCAND members, and $26 for nonmembers. Register Now. 

How to Recognize Disordered Eating in Your Patients & When to Refer Out

Join the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Amy Shen, RD of the Eating Recovery Center in Greenville, SC for a webinar on recognizing eating disorders in our patients. Amy will share specific strategies on how to recognize an eating disorder in a patient, and share the steps on how to properly refer to a specialized eating disorder dietitian, or outpatient/inpatient program.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will have an understanding of how to utilize validated eating disorder screening tools for their patients.
2. Participants will have an understanding of various eating disorder diagnosis, and the criteria for each.
3. Participants will recognize examples of disordered eating behaviors in patients, and understand how to refer for additional treatment in South Carolina.
4. Participants will have a general understanding of the general treatment of eating disorders, and the various levels of care available to patients.

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 6020, 60200, 5320, 3090

This 1 CEU webinar is applicable for RDs in ALL areas of dietetics, and has great information for students too. It is only $11 for SCAND members, and $26 for nonmembers. Register now

Steps to Becoming an Insurance Provider for RDs

Speaker: Jeremy Ponds, MS, RDN, LD, Business owner and private practice dietitian at Path of Life Nutrition

When: self study

CEUs: 1

Webinar Summary: 

Wondering what options are available for SC dietitians to be reimbursed for medical nutrition therapy? Wanting to get set-up to take insurance but have no idea where to start? Join us for a step-by-step "how-to" guide on becoming credentialed and enrolled as an insurance provider! We will cover basic steps from getting proper credentialing, to enrollment steps, to which insurances cover what services, and what resources are available to help you get started. This webinar will be applicable to both dietitians in private practice and those in hospitals/clinics, and will serve as a beginning resource to anyone wishing to start the process of becoming a provider. 


The attendee will be able to:

1. Identify which payers exist for nutrition reimbursement

2. Understand basic steps to becoming credentialed as an insurance provider

3. Understand the process of enrolling with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies

4. Identify common codes used for nutrition reimbursement and common hurdles to getting paid

5. Identify helpful resources available for dietitians to assist in the credentialing and enrollment process

6. Discuss unique challenges and opportunities for SC dietitians in the realm of insurance reimbursement

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 1010, 7070, 7170

About the speaker: Jeremy received his undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, in 2006 and his Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop in 2014. Jeremy is experienced in a variety of health care settings throughout the life cycle. He has five years of experience providing inpatient clinical nutrition in almost every area including oncology, geriatrics, cardiovascular disease, trauma, ICU, med-surgery, renal, pediatrics and diabetes care. Additionally, he has worked in an outpatient setting to counsel a wide variety of clients, providing nutrition therapy for everything from food allergies and failure to thrive to obesity, heart disease and behavioral disorders. He also has extensive experience providing care for elderly residents in long-term care, and has recently expanded his pediatric services through a partnership with Sprout Pediatrics. He is the business owner and private practice dietitian of Path of Life Nutrition as well as a contract dietitian for Upstate Nutrition Consultants. Jeremy is the current reimbursement representative for South Carolina Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Licensure and You – Reporting Harm and Other Scenarios in SC     

Speaker: Katherine Shavo, RDN

When: self study

CEUs: 1

Webinar Summary: Katherine Shavo discusses how the SC Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Panel supports licensure of dietitians in SC. The SC Dietetics Act and its importance to consumers are reviewed. In addition, details of how to report harm and scenarios licensed dietitians want to know about is covered. 


1) Identify the SCAND Public Policy Panel and the role of the Consumer Protection Coordinator within the panel
2) Describe the process for reporting harm and unauthorized practice in SC
3) Share the Academy’s messages related to the importance of Consumer Protection and Licensure

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 1010, 7110

About the speaker: Katherine Shavo became a registered dietitian/nutritionist 1996, and is currently the Consumer Protection Coordinator for SCAND. She has enjoyed a variety of practice settings in dietetics and most recently managed the senior nutrition program in the SC Lt. Gov. Office on Aging.

Katherine has lived in Columbia, SC since 2011. Her hometown is Nashville, TN where her love of music developed. She also enjoys gardening and artistic glassware.


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
7000 - Business Management 
7140 - Materials management

About 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

About 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.

 SC Obesity Initiative

 Speaker: Channell Webster, SC DHHS

Please note there is no cost for this webinar in conjunction with our partnership with DHHS.  Please contact SCAND to register

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 [email protected] 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:

  • To provide this service, you must first obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number as an individual. An NPI number can be obtained here: an NPI number is obtained, you must enroll with SC DHHS/Medicaid here: Please refer to the attached enrollment application guide for additional information.
  • 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 [email protected] or (803)898-1292.