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Spanish Nutrition for the Healthcare Provider

What do you do if a Spanish speaking patient needs nutrition education, but you can't communicate with them?  What if your patient has a question about carb counting but you can’t explain?  Healthcare providers can easily find themselves in such situations, and you want to be prepared. 
When your Spanish speaking clients nod and say “Si, Si”…do they really understand?
Our Nutrition Spanish course is the perfect solution. This simple and enjoyable Nutrition Spanish for Medical Professionals course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap and provide culturally sensitive nutrition education.
With many Spanish-speaking patients requiring nutrition counseling, it's more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn nutrition Spanish. What's more, adding Spanish skills to your resume can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other healthcare workers. 
This course focuses on the basic nutrition Spanish phrases you really need to know when working with clients who need nutritional education. It includes so much more than just nutrition lingo…you will learn about Hispanic culture related to food, barriers to Hispanic culture, popular and favorite from different Hispanic countries, kitchen equipment and more!
Whether you're new to the language or just want a refresher, this nutrition Spanish class can help you.

Program Information


  1. Describe common Hispanic culture and traditions related to nutrition.
  2. Overcome barriers to nutrition education with Hispanic patients and families.
  3. Demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy for Spanish speaking patients and their families.
  4. Pronounce basic nutrition terms in Spanish.
  5. Obtaining a diet/nutrition history from Spanish speaking patients.
  6. Identify popular/favorite foods (and ingredients) from different Hispanic countries.


Nutrition Assessment

  • Hispanic culture and traditions
  • Barriers to Hispanic culture
  • The importance of a proper greeting and introduction
  • Basic conversation
  • Demonstrating genuine compassion and empathy 
  • Nutrition lingo
  • Nutrition assessment questions
  • Obtaining a diet/nutrition history from patient/family
  • Obtaining menu preferences
  • Popular/popular/favorite foods (and ingredients) from different Hispanic countries
  • Follow up assessment
  • Kitchen equipment 

Target Audience

  • Nurses 
  • Nurse Practitioner 
  • Physician Assistant/Associate 
  • Physician 
  • Dieticians
  • other healthcare providers who work with Spanish speaking clients

Copyright : 07/26/2023

Spanish for Nutrition Education: Diet and Disease

Do you feel lost in translation when working with Spanish speaking patients? Imagine trying to explain a diagnosis with a language barrier as tall as a language barrier wall! It can be so difficult to break down complex medical jargon into understandable Spanish…almost like deciphering a secret code. But our Spanish speaking patients need education and support for their common disease states. 

Navigating the cultural intricacies of healthcare beliefs and practices can be as tricky as a diplomatic negotiation….and trying to provide in-depth explanations in limited appointment time can be like speed-dating with diseases. 

Patients' stress levels can skyrocket when they can't grasp vital health information…and as a provider you want to decrease anxiety so you patient can understand how to care for themselves.

After this course, you will feel comfortable to initiate patient education with your Spanish speaking patients…and communicate with confidence. 

Bonus! Included are several translated handouts…easy to copy and provide to your patients. 

Program Information


  1. Identify and use essential medical terms and phrases in Spanish to discuss diseases, symptoms, and treatments.
  2. Conduct a patient simple health history in Spanish, obtaining relevant medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle information.
  3. Explain common diseases and medical conditions to Hispanic patients using clear and culturally sensitive language.
  4. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness when communicating with Hispanic patients, respecting their beliefs and preferences.
  5. Translate and create patient education materials in Spanish to aid in disease understanding and self-management.


Belief and Traditions that Impact the Latino Healthcare

  • How culture influences health
  • Differences within groups
  • Latino health and behaviors
Communication Issues
  • Language/dialects
  • Respectful communication
  • Role of family
Definitions of Illness
  • Home illness
  • Home remedies
Chronic Diseases
  • Diet and diabetes terms
  • Diet and heart health terms
  • Diet and weight management terms
  • Diet and kidney disease terms
  • Diet and cancer terms
  • Diet and allergies term
  • Diet and maternity terms
  • Diet and elderly care terms

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • NPs
  • PAs
  • Dieticians
  • Physicians
  • Other healthcare providers who work with Spanish speaking clients

Copyright : 09/27/2023

Nutrition Strategies for Lymphedema

More common than HIV, Parkinson’s, ALS, MS and Alzheimer’s combined, lymphedema should be top of mind to anyone in healthcare, especially those who work with cancer treatment and cancer survivors. It’s complicated, reoccurring, and frustrating to treat. If you want to be sure you’re doing everything you can for your patient population, I invite you to a one-of-a-kind lymphedema nutrition program developed specifically with you in mind.

Dietitian. Author. Cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 27, an experience that sparked my 20+ year career in understanding the interplay between nutrition and cancer. I’ve made it my mission to become an expert in evidence-informed nutrition for lymphedema and want to share best practices with you.

Nutrition is one of the best, but most overlooked, options for lymphedema prevention and management. Screening for lymphedema and taking appropriate action does not have to be an intimidating or difficult task. Even after YEARS of suffering from lymphedema, you can see a measurable difference in outcomes with these powerful strategies! We’ll separate fact from fiction as we cover the most pivotal concepts and debunk outdated methods that are holding your patients back:

  • How much water should they drink?
  • Is a gluten free diet the way to go?
  • Implications for fat and protein intake
  • What dietary recommendations and supplements are supported by today’s science?
  • Discover strategies to improve patient investment and compliance

Lymphedema isn’t rare, but it’s often mislabeled, underserved, misunderstood, and left out of university courses and practicums. This changes now. This training will help you to reduce flare ups and inflammation while improving the gut/lymphatic connection. Redefine the standard of care for those facing lymphedema and empower them to take back control.

Program Information


  1. Evaluate human lymphedema nutrition research on the topics on fat and weight loss.
  2. Assess non-lymphedema nutrition research and the implications for the lymphedema patient.
  3. Assess the FDA’s approach to nutritional supplements and the tools to evaluate supplement safety.
  4. Determine the key herbal and nutritional supplements evaluated and/or recommended for lymphedema.
  5. Investigate the role of nutrition in the co-morbidities of lymphedema.
  6. Justify the role of nutrition in wound healing.
  7. Apply the role of inflammation in lymphedema and the role that an anti inflammatory diet could play in lymphedema disease progression.


Assessment Strategies and Considerations for Common Co-Morbidities

  • Patient history: the best questions to ask
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Cellulitis
  • Lipedema
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Wounds
  • Dysphagia
  • Venous Insufficiency - phlebo-lymphedema
Nutritional Management: Symptom Reduction and Improved Outcomes
  • Gain confidence in screening techniques and taking action!
  • Fluid
  • Sodium
  • Weight loss as a treatment
  • Fats and oils/blood lipids
  • Inflammation and anti-inflammatory diet
  • Nutrition and intestinal lymphatics
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Wound care and healing
  • Dysphagia nutrition
  • Protein
  • When to refer
Safety and Science: Medication and Supplements
  • Medications
  • Selenium
  • Herbs
  • Synbiotics
  • Topicals

Complimentary Therapies

Target Audience

  • NP
  • PA
  • RN
  • PT
  • OT
  • LMT
  • Athletic Trainers
  • CSCS
  • Physicians
  • Chiropractors

Copyright : 04/03/2023