The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Presented by: Wynnifred Hoodis, MS, RDN, Clinical Faculty Preceptor, Dietetic Internship, Foods and Nutrition, College of Saint Elizabeth

Nutrition plays a role in the promotion of healing following traumatic brain injury. This webinar will address what therapeutic measures involving nutrition are recommended in current research to attenuate secondary injury cascades following traumatic brain injury. The discussion will include the role of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids in brain health and how to incorporate “brain healthy” foods and supplements in a food plan.

Wynnifred Mercado Hoodis, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and clinical faculty member at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Wynnifred is a clinical preceptor to students in their hospital rotation as part of their dietetic internship graduate level program. Wynnifred has worked in acute care clinical practice at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, which is home to the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and has been ranked as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. Wynnifred also has many years experience working with bariatric surgical patients at Garden State Bariatric Clinic in Short Hills, NJ. Wynnifred has a BA in Science from the University of Texas in Austin, BS in Human Environmental Science with emphasis on Nutritional Science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Master of Science Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.

Nutritional Webinar Slides