How to Build a Trauma Informed Practice


Recognize the impact of trauma on your clients’ dietary choices and learn how nutritional counseling can support them in resisting re-traumatization.



Improving knowledge for better care and delivering better outcomes. Nutrition professionals play a key role in recognizing the relationship of trauma’s impact on eating, food choices, and health. In this training, you’ll learn about the impact of trauma on your patients and how to adapt nutritional counseling strategies to maximize effectiveness.

You will be able to:

  • Name the ways in which trauma impacts nutritional health and the principles of a trauma-informed approach.
  • Identify the role guilt, unhealthy guilt, and shame have in nutritional health.
  • Describe the interface of trauma and shame when changing behavior.
  • Learn how to act with responsiveness to clients who’ve experienced trauma
  • Gain the confidence to empower your clients and resist re-traumatization with nutrition counseling

“A trauma-informed approach is characterized by an understanding that unhealthy dietary habits, chronic disease, and poor health outcomes may be a result of adverse experiences and not individuals choices, and therefore aims to avoid shame, stigma, and blame.”