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Don't let a language barrier leave important nutrition information up to chance!


Get the nutrition-specific Spanish you need to confidently communicate about nutrition, diet, meal planning, and more with patients in our new online training — Nutrition in Español.

Even if your Spanish is more than rusty, this self-paced, training will give you the cultural framework, essential nutrition vocabularynutrition-specific history questions, and common dietary and meal planning phrases to make working with Spanish-speaking patients easier than you ever thought possible.

With the Spanish you'll learn in this course, you'll be able to confidently:

  • Obtain a thorough nutritional history and complete a dietary assessment quicker than ever before…
  • Explain dietary instructions…based on the disease condition…
  • Share important information meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping
  • And more — all without assistance from a family member or interpreter!

Be empowered to establish deeper connections with patientsavoid common errors, and improve nutrition outcomes — as soon as your next patient encounter.

Don't miss this chance to enhance your skills and make a meaningful impact on your Spanish speaking patient outcomes. Register now and embark on your journey to becoming a more culturally competent and effective healthcare provider!

Nutrition in Español
Bridging Communication Barriers and Improving Disease Management
Valued at $749.97 — Yours Today for just $299.99
About Your Faculty
Sylvia Meléndez Klinger
Sylvia Meléndez Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT, is an award-winning author and global nutrition entrepreneur. Dr. Sylvia Klinger is the founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a nutrition communications and culinary consulting company. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico City, Sylvia is bilingual in English and Spanish and has over 35 years of professional experience in the areas of weight management, plant-based nutrition, maternal and lactation nutrition, cultural diversity, and optimal wellness and disease prevention. Sylvia is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic nutrition and health issues.

Sylvia has an impressive record and knowledge of Hispanic foods and culture, enhanced by continued education in current nutritional research and frequent immersion in Hispanic communities. She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population. Her Hispanic background has fueled her passion for nutrition, which has led her to empower and encourage those in her community through the foods (recipes) they make in their kitchens.

It has been through the study of nutrition and Sylvia’s experiences growing up in a Hispanic home that she has realized the power nutrition has—the power to bring people together, no matter who they are or where they come from. She is relentlessly passionate about helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious but, most importantly, nutritious foods. Sylvia’s most recent publication is the Little Book of Simple Eating in both English and Spanish. She co-authored the award-winning publication, The Hispanic Family Nutrition Counseling Kit, which was published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Click here for information about Sylvia Meléndez Klinger

What Do you Get When you Register?

Unlock new opportunities for effective healthcare communication with our comprehensive course, "Nutrition in Español" In two dynamic 6-hour sections, you'll delve deep into the language, culture, and nutrition education essential for providing top-notch care to Spanish-speaking patients.

Section one, Nutrition Spanish for the Healthcare Provider, immerses you in the rich tapestry of Spanish culture around food, covering everything from grocery shopping and common food names to mealtime customs and taking a nutrition history. You'll become proficient in culinary vocabulary and gain valuable insights into culturally sensitive communication – an essential skill for building trust and rapport with Spanish-speaking patients.

In section two, Spanish for Nutrition Education: Diet and Disease, we focus on equipping you with the knowledge and expertise to address specific nutritional concerns related to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, cancer, kidney disease, and obesity. You'll learn to navigate these complex topics with confidence, providing your patients with the best care and guidance.

Stand out as a clinician your Spanish-speaking patients can trust and never wonder if you or your team missed a critical nutrition detail again.

Nutrition Spanish for the Healthcare Provider

Embark on a vibrant journey through Hispanic culture, where you'll not only unlock the secrets to connecting with diverse communities, but also master the language of nutrition to foster genuine empathy. From savoring the flavors of Hispanic countries to equipping yourself with essential kitchen tools, this course is your gateway to cultural understanding and culinary excellence.

Exploring Hispanic Culture
  • Cultural Insights: Unlocking Barriers to Connection
  • The Power of Greetings and Introductions
  • Navigating Basic Conversations
  • Fostering Genuine Empathy
Mastering Nutrition Lingo
  • Nutrition Terminology: Speaking the Language
  • Connecting Through Questions: Nutrition Assessment Techniques
  • The Diet Story: Extracting Diet and Nutrition Histories
  • Tastes and Preferences: Learning About Menu Favorites
Savoring the Flavors of Hispanic Countries
  • Culinary Discoveries: Exploring Popular Dishes and Ingredients
  • Delightful Diversity: Favorite Foods from Different Hispanic Nations
Follow-up Assessment for Continuity
  • The Path to Progress: Post-Assessment Strategies
Equipped for Success: Essential Kitchen Tools
  • Mastering Kitchen Essentials: Navigating Hispanic Cuisine

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. However, our Spanish-speaking patients need education and support for their common disease states.

Unveiling Latino Cultural Influences on Healthcare
  • The Power of Culture: How Beliefs Shape Health
  • Diversity Within Unity: Understanding Differences Among Groups
  • Latinos' Health Beliefs and Behaviors: Cultural Impacts
Effective Communication Across Language and Culture
  • Language Diversity: Dialects and Linguistic Variations
  • Respectful Communication: Navigating Language and Customs
  • Family Matters: The Crucial Role of Familia
Cultural Perspectives on Illness
  • Home Healing: Cultural Views on Illness
  • Time-Tested Remedies: Exploring Traditional Approaches to Health
Nutrition and Disease
  • Diabetes Management…Speaking the Language
  • Vocabulary for Heart Health
  • Terms for Weight Management
  • Exploring Lingo for Kidney Disease
  • Diet Terms in Cancer Nutrition Management
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities: Key Vocabulary
  • Diet Terms for Maternal Health and Pregnancy
  • Nutrition and Health Terms for Seniors

This course makes navigating the cultural intricacies of healthcare beliefs and practices less tricky and gives you the necessary tools to provide valuable health information during your appointment.  After this course, you will feel comfortable initiating patient education with your Spanish-speaking patients…and communicate with confidence.

Included are several translated handouts…easy to copy and provide to your patients. Here are just a few of the handouts that are included!
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Nutrition in Español
Bridging Communication Barriers and Improving Disease Management
Valued at $749.97 — Yours Today for just $299.99

Plus, you receive an additional six-hour course, a $249.99 value, for free!

Jean LaMantia, RD
Nutrition Strategies for Lymphedema

Jean LaMantia, RD, is a registered dietician, cancer survivor, author and speaker. She has been a dietitian for 30+ years and has written three books on the topics of cancer, lymphedema, and intermittent fasting. Jean has worked in in-patient, diabetes education, home care, health club, and now her virtual private practice and online school. Jean has been a repeat invited speaker for the National Lymphedema Network as well as the Canadian Lymphedema Framework national conferences. She has been published in Pathways – Canada’s national lymphedema magazine and has spoken for several provincial lymphedema associations including Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. She is currently writing the nutrition position paper for the NLN and has been invited to speak at the AVLS conference. She has spoken to the Oncology DPG as well as state conferences and Dietitians of Canada, oncology network and diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular network.
Click here for information about Jean LaMantia

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
Safety and Science: Medication and Supplements
  • Medications
  • Selenium
  • Synbiotics
  • Herbs
  • Topicals
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
Complimentary Therapies

Nutrition in Español
Bridging Communication Barriers and Improving Disease Management
Valued at $749.97 — Yours Today for just $299.99
Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! This training is intended for all healthcare providers who work with patients and families who speak Spanish. It provides the core information about nutrition, so that as a non-Spanish speaker clinician, you can communicate effectively.
This course was designed to be completed at your own pace — so you can start and stop the training as you like and re-watch the modules where you need some extra practice.
This is your opportunity to learn nutrition related Spanish for a healthcare setting in an effective, non-threatening experience and ultimately improve clinical outcomes, reduce communication errors, and support patient satisfaction.
Several handouts are included, which include the terminology you learn, giving you an extra tool to enhance your communication in Spanish.

This PESI nutrition Spanish training takes complex nutrition related education and provides you step-by-step guidance for teaching patients in Spanish. Also included is information about Hispanic culture, food preferences, and dietary customs.

Discover essential vocabulary, specific questions, and common nutrition phrases to make working with Spanish-speaking patients easier than you ever thought possible, like:

  • How to take a nutrition history…
  • Ways to ask about home meals and shopping…
  • Strategies to teach nutrition for common diseases…
  • And more — all without assistance from a family member or translator!

You can know that PESI Healthcare team has curated another phenomenal educational experience, providing you with knowledge you CAN use the next time you work with a Spanish speaking patient!

You'll have unlimited access to all course materials (video modules, electronic manuals, online forums, and more!) as soon as you register, so there's no pressure to rush through the content.
This training was designed for (and by!) busy healthcare professionals like you to be completed around your own schedule.

With over 12 hours of online video training, we encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours. You won't be disappointed with this highly effective Spanish for Nutrition training your colleagues recommend!

But if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
Nutrition in Español
Bridging Communication Barriers and Improving Disease Management
Valued at $749.97 — Yours Today for just $299.99

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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