Meal Replacements are a safe and valuable tool that have been extensively studied for facilitating weight loss and supporting weight loss maintenance. For many, what is truly considered a meal replacement product can be confusing and misunderstood. Learning how they are effectively used in the everyday lives of weight management clients can be exciting for practitioners as they continually work to find meal planning options for their most challenging participants.
1. Attendees will be able to identify three specific product criteria for what qualifies as a meal replacement.
2. Attendees will become familiar with research study results and organizations that support the use of meal replacements for weight loss, weight loss maintenance and blood glucose reduction.
3. Attendees will be able to discuss several ways that meal replacements contribute to the overall success of participants in supervised weight loss programs.
Hannah Schultz: CEO of Health and Nutrition Technology
Raina Childers-Richmond, MS, RD, CHC: Nutrition Services Coordinator at Southeast Health