The nutrition specialist, Hannah Edelman, a graduate of the Department of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Illinois, USA, visited the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Cihan University – Erbil on Wednesday (13 April 2022) to give a lecture on eating disorders to fourth-year students voluntarily under the supervision of the Lecturer Ms. Raghad Jomard and Head of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Dr. Salih Mustafa Salih Zebary.
She presented a lecture titled ‘Eating Disorders’, where she dealt with the most important concepts of eating disorders, their types, methods of diagnosis, how to intervene as a dietitian, mechanism of working, and functions of a nutritionist and dietitians at the community level to reduce and prevent the risks of eating disorders. The students also participated in a scientific discussion on the topic.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is interested in having relationships with different specialists in Clinical Nutrition Sciences to provide more experience for the students of the department. This event was arranged in an effort to bring more diverse experiences to the students of the aforementioned department in order to prepare them to be at the highest level in the field of Clinical Nutrition.