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Fighting Inflammation with Food: How to Follow an Anti-inflammatory Diet
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD

  • Sports Health Center & Preventive Cardiology
  • Digestive Disease Institute

Maxine M. Smith, RD, LD

  • Executive Health Program
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Digestive Disease Institute

The typical American diet is pro-inflammatory thanks to pre-packaged, processed meals that are washed down with sugary drinks. In addition the majority of American’s are overweight or obese, which contributes to inflammation in the body. To prevent development of chronic diseases associated with inflammation, it is time to treat food as medicine and help fight inflammation with the right foods.

Take this opportunity to ask registered dietitians Kate Patton and Maxine M. Smith your questions about how to follow an anti- inflammatory diet.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A registered, licensed dietitian practices the science of medical nutrition therapy. Based on your nutritional status, condition, illness or injury, a dietitian will work with you to optimize your treatment and aid your recovery. Not all "nutritionists" have the same expertise or training. It is important to check their training and credentials.

All of the dietitians employed at Cleveland Clinic are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and are licensed dietitians in the State of Ohio. Every dietitian at Cleveland Clinic has completed a 4 year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a dietetic internship or comparable supervised experience.

Several dietitians also have advanced degrees and/or specialty certifications.

About the Speakers:
Kate Patton MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition from University of Dayton and did her Dietetic Internship at Cleveland Clinic. She received her MEd in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University and has been a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics since 2011. Kate has worked at the Cleveland Clinic since 2007.

Maxine M. Smith, RD, LD, is a graduate of The University of Akron where she earned her B.S. in dietetics and completed her internship at Metro Health Medical Center. She has been employed at the Cleveland Clinic for 8 years, providing nutrition services for Executive Health Program and the Nutrition Therapy Outpatient Nutrition area. Her areas of interest include Wellness and Weight Management and she have earned the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Level 2 Weight Management Certification. She has experience in private practice and worked numerous years at Summa Health System in renal dietetics. She has provided numerous presentations and served as an expert resource for the media throughout her career of over 25 + year, she enjoys cooking and providing food preparation demonstrations.

To make an appointment with Kate Patton, or any of the other specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s department of Nutrition Therapy, please call 216. 444-3046, toll-free at 800.223.2273 or visit us at clevelandclinic.org/departments/digestive/depts/nutrition-therapy for more information.

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