Speak Spanish With Your Patients/Clients
The Step-By-Step Path To Build Connections, Create Conversations and Accelerate Communication With Your Clients, even if you have never studied Spanish.Enroll in Course
Speak Spanish With Your Patients/Clients is a course designed with you in mind! Created by Cuban American and Argentinean dietitians, this course is aimed to help dietitians broaden their patient networks by enabling them to interact with Spanish speaking patients. After taking just a few modules you will be able to effectively greet, give general and practical consultations, conduct a diet recall and describe the health benefits of various foods to your patients. Speak Spanish With Your Patients/Clients is here to advance all of your Spanish speaking needs with clients, and we can’t wait to begin! Vamos!
*This course is prior approved for 12 CPEUs*
I took 8 years of Spanish in school, but much of the food and nutrition-related vocabulary is difficult for me to recall. This course is unique because it focuses on language that is likely to come up in a nutrition counseling session. Speak Spanish With Your Patients/Clients serves as a good refresher for RDs who have some Spanish knowledge, and it is also helpful for non-Spanish speakers who may need help communicating simple phrases. I highly recommend this course for learning how to confidently communicate with Spanish-speaking patients! - Meghan Donnelly, MS, RDN, CDN
Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDE, C-IAYT & Alenka Ravnik-List, MS, RDN, CDE are excited to be your instructors for this course.
Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDE, C-IAYT Ilene is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and IAYT-certified yoga therapist. For years Ilene has used her platform and background to educate, becoming a regular feature in national conferences, radio, television, and popular publications (Self Magazine and Yoga Journal to name a few).
With years of medical nutrition therapy, education classes, and insulin pump trainings conducted in Spanish, Ilene has used her fluency to communicate with over 85% of her patient population. Ilene also has years of experience in both pediatric outpatient and school based health clinics; providing MNT and weight management counseling to Spanish speaking children, teens and parents.
As a Certified Spanish tutor, Ilene has presented various webinars and live presentations on Spanish for RDNs across the country, and is passionate about sharing her Spanish teaching skills with nutrition professionals inall practice settings.
Alenka Ravnik-List, MS, RDN, CDE Alenka is a multilingual Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator, committed to improving the quality of life of others by sharing her knowledge and expertise. An Argentinian native, Alenka obtained her Bachelor in dietetics and Master’s in Nutrition at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). After moving to the States and becoming a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator, Alenka spent the next 2 decades at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, as a Diabetes Program Coordinator.
Besides her extensive experience as a Program Coordinator, Alenka has also worked as a Field-based Clinical Educator representing the AstraZeneca Steady Start Educator Network. She has helped initiate patients on injectable therapy, and provided ongoing support to build patient confidence and retention on prescribed therapy.
As a non-native English speaker, Alenka knows first hand the challenges of learning a new language, but most importantly, the benefits speaking a new language can provide. Alenka knows she can help dietitians to better communicate with their Latino patients, by offering insights through language, customs, and culture.