Speaker: April Murray, RDN

Speaker: April Murray, RDN

2:10pm – 2:30pm

“Ketogenic Diets”


April is the founder of OC Nutrition Coaching, a private practice that provides individualized nutrition counseling. A trusted nutrition expert, April’s articles and interviews have appeared in the LA Register, OC Family Magazine, Newport Beach magazine and more. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition at University of California Davis and completed her Dietetic Program at Stony Brook University in New York. April’s career direction was influenced by her past struggles with food, weight and body image. She understands the pain of having a poor relationship with food. Having overcome her health struggles, April is passionate about helping others do the same. When she is not working, April enjoys training for marathons with her miniature Australian Shepard and cooking new recipes.


  1. Understand the ketogenic diet

  2. Describe why the ketogenic diet may promote weight loss

  3. Identify the pros and cons of the ketogenic diet


Speaker: Bec McDorman, MS, RDN

Speaker: Bec McDorman, MS, RDN

2:30pm – 2:50pm

“From Post-op to Professional: Bariatric Surgery”

bec mcdorman, ms, rdn

Bec McDorman, MS, RDN, CD, is Lead Clinical Dietitian at Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima, WA. A native Californian, she discovered her passion for health and wellness after undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2010 to lose more than 100lbs. She completed her DPD and master’s at Cal Poly Pomona, and her dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She is a frequent contributor for ObesityHelp.com and has presented at OH’s national conferences for pre- and post-op weight loss surgery patients.


  1. Decide which side of the conversation you fall on (HAES vs weight loss) and refer patients accordingly.

  2. Describe the non-traditional benefits of weight loss.

  3. Recognize which patients would benefit from a discussion about bariatric surgery.

Speaker: Aaron Flores, RDN

Speaker: Aaron Flores, RDN

2:50PM – 3:10PM

“You Didn't Fail the Diet, the Diet Failed You”


Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he helped develop and launch one of the first Binge Eating Disorder programs to help Veterans struggling with this disorder. Since leaving the VA, Aaron has continued to work in the eating disorder community helping run groups and providing individual counseling to adolescents and adults. He currently works part-time at Center for Discovery and part-time in his private practice in Calabasas, CA.

His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. He is a candidate for the Body Trust® Certification program and his work has been featured during Weight Stigma Awareness Week, in blogs for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre and National Eating Disorder Association. Aaron is a frequent speaker and has presented at the 2016 and 2017 Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Annual Conference and the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders. Along with his work with eating disorders, he also is a co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged.


  1. Identify the four key principles of Intuitive Eating

  2. Apply how a weight-neutral approach can help clients achieve their health goals without a focus on the scale. 

  3. Identify 3 areas of society that are negatively affected by weight stigma. 


3:10pm – 3:40pm

Questions, Comments & Discussion

3:40PM - 3:45pm

Closing Remarks and Thank You