About the Course
When I started as a bariatric dietitian, I thought my formal education would be enough. But I was soon proven wrong as I struggled with everything: supplement recommendations, emotional preparation for patients before surgery, and troubleshooting post-op issues. I felt insecure and unsure about my critical work with patients.
Now, I combine cutting-edge evidence with over 13 years of experience to launch “Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fundamentals,” an online, self-paced course to ensure everyone can start (or continue!) their bariatric nutrition career with the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed.
Meet Katie Chapmon, MS, RD
As a registered dietitian with 10+ years specializing in bariatric surgery nutrition, collaborating and training other practitioners and advising on bariatric center operations, I saw firsthand the needs for a program to empower practitioners to personalize bariatric nutrition recommendations and an intimate community for learning and support.About Katie
What You'll Learn
The Nuts and Bolts of Bariatric Surgery: Whether this is a helpful review or a new topic, the course provides an overview of the types of surgery, as well as the mechanics for each option.
Hormones and Anatomy: Review anatomy changes, as well as the digestive hormones involved (and that change) after surgery.
Pre- and Post-Surgery Journey: Consider how to guide your client throughout their surgical journey with real-world experience.
A Supplements Overview: Study necessary post-surgery micronutrients and learn how to effectively determine your patient’s supplement needs.
Troubleshooting: Learn how to use intentional, pointed questions to find the right solution for your patient.
How this will impact your career
- Quickly gain the skills and confidence to join (and impress) any bariatric team
- Study when and where you want with this self-paced course
- Learn how to empower patients move from failure to growth mindset for their health
What else is included
Examples of Compassionate Conversations
I’ll share the specific language I use to help empower patients in their health journey.
Bariatric Nutrition Resource Library
Bariatric surgery topics can be challenging and nuanced. Access reference sheets, helpful resources, and continually updated research as you apply this knowledge in real life.
Live Monthly Work Sessions
Join monthly interactive calls to dive into challenging cases, continue to sharpen your nutrition skills, and guarantee an informed approach in your day-to-day job.
"My recent consult with Katie was well worth the investment.
With all of her years of experience, Katie told me in half an hour what I could have spent hours researching on my own. Her expertise in the field of bariatric surgery is invaluable.
To make my consult most effective, I shared all my client case study information with Katie beforehand. After thoroughly discussing the case study, my confidence level in working with this client increased profoundly. Working with Katie has positively impacted my practice, and I highly recommend her as a go-to resource for bariatric surgery. I look forward to working with her again, and I'm looking forward to her online educational program for dietitians."
Alicia Connor, MA, RDN & Chef