Stress Management for Dietitians in the Post-COVID Era


Team members of the nutrition services department work in settings that have undergone considerable evolution in the wake of COVID-19. Given our new reality, which includes changes in service delivery methods and practicing with limited resources, routinely engaging in stress management strategies is now an ethical imperative. This 1-hour didactic will briefly review key drivers of stress experienced by dietitians and focus on teaching practical stress management strategies. The session will end by assisting attendees in setting personalized stress management goals and in recognizing signs that professional assistance with stress management is needed.

This webinar will be presented live on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 1 pm.

Performance Indicators

1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.9, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 3.1.1, 3.1.3, 3.1.5

Learning Objectives

  1. Name at least 3 sources of stress experienced by clinicians in nutrition services.
  2. List 3 strategies that clinicians can routinely employ to manage stress.
  3. Describe red flags that suggest professional help with stress management may be of benefit.
  4. Identify 1 new stress management strategy to enact.


Crystal Cederna-Meko, PsyD

Crystal Cederna-Meko, PsyD is a Pediatric Psychologist and Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. An Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Meko has led over 75 trainings at regional, state, and national levels. Her areas of expertise span developmental-behavioral pediatrics, clinician and provider wellness, interpersonal and communication skills, medical education, and health promotion & related behavior change.

Nicole Jeanette Franklin, PsyD.,ABPP

Nicole Jeanette Franklin, Psy.D., ABPP is a board certified Clinical Health Psychologist and the Assistant Medical Director at the McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute in Flint, MI. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has an academic appointment within the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Currently, Dr. Franklin's professional interests include weight management, wellness, and diversity training.


The speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose