Join us this month to learn more about the challenges facing kids and adults with Mito when it comes to nutrition. What are the goals for Mito patients, and how are they different from nutrition goals for the typical population?
Abby Usen received her B.S. in Food and Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics from the University of Vermont. She completed her dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center and received her M.S .from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Since gradating from Tufts, she worked as a clinical dietitian/clinical nutrition manager at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Ma where she specialized in nutrition for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Most recently she has been an outpatient dietitian specializing in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. A great portion of her time is specifically working with patients with failure to thrive, gastrointestinal dysmotility and mitochondrial disease. She also spent 3 years working with patients having Inborn Errors of Metabolism and is the current Chair, of the Massachusetts Pediatric Practice Group.Date: 05/07/2010
Learn about the best way to manage exercise and nutrition with mitochondrial disease from Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky.
Join MitoAction and Metabolic Dietitian, Casey Burns to learn tips about finding the balance with GAII. We will tackle topics related to nutrition, balancing low-fat/low-protein diets, nutritional needs for those with and without a g-tube, and much more!
Dr. Sandy Van Calcar & Mary Sowa