Recorded Webinar: Setting Clients up for Nutrition Success While Navigating the World of Weight Management

This webinar took place on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Weight loss continues to be a common concern that dietitians address with their clients frequently. There is a clear correlation between managing weight and healthy eating, but how do medications and surgical options for weight loss impact the role nutrition plays in helping people manage weight? 

Dr. Neil Skolnik and Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, dive deep into the world of weight loss and the impact dietitians can make as they strive to help clients meet their goals. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Detail the evidence base and updates related to medical and surgical options for weight management.
  2. Interpret the body of literature related to nutrition and weight management.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate uses of low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) as alternatives for added sugar.

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4.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.5.2
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Neil Skolnik, MD, is an academic family physician who teaches residents and medical students as well as sees patients at Abington Family Medicine. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has written and edited five books, published approximately 200 columns, articles, and essays, and given over 200 lectures. He currently coordinates educational podcasts for the American Diabetes Association, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and Family Practice and Internal Medicine News.


Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, is a registered dietitian and the Associate Manager of Nutrition and Science Communications at Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda®. Tyler's past experience includes surgical weight loss as well as employer benefits consulting and health data analytics for self-funded employer groups. For fun, Tyler enjoys going to concerts, taking road trips, and spending too much time playing pickleball (according to his wife).


Based outside of Indianapolis, Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the production of low-calorie sweetener products, creamers, beverage concentrates, coffee, and nutritional drinks made in the USA. Visit Heartland at The Splenda® Brand is the most recognizable and iconic low-calorie sweetener (LCS) brand in the world, having sold more than 100 billion yellow packets since its launch in 1991. Today, the Splenda Brand is the clear #1 LCS brand in the USA and actively supports healthcare professionals counseling clients to reduce added sugar, manage weight and diabetes, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Tyler Townsend, MS, RDN, LDN, has the following relevant disclosure to report: he is employed by Heartland Food Products Group, maker of Splenda® Brand Products.

Neil Skolnik, MD, has the following relevant disclosures to report: he has received speaking honoraria from AstraZeneca, Teva, Boehringer, Eli Lilly, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Novo Nordisk, Heartland Food Products Group, and Astellas. He serves on the advisory boards of and is a consultant for AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Genetch, Abbot, Idorsia, Novo Nordisk, and Astellas. He has received research support from AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk.

Setting Clients up for Nutrition Success While Navigating the World of Weight Management awards 1.0 CPEU in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration's CPEU Prior Approval Program. 



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