Welcome to the Renal Nutrition Training Program offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Nutrition.

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Objectives

  1. This training will provide a background in renal nutrition for registered dietitians with an interest in the renal specialty as well as new renal dietitians.
  2. Participants will have an understanding of behavioral strategies to use when counseling their patients during the 1-day training.
  3. Those who complete the program will maintain and strengthen renal nutrition knowledge and skills through monthly continuing education activities for four months, post training.

Course Information

CPEU credits provided to RD/DTRs

12 CPEUs total (8 CPEUs for initial training, 4 CPEUs for follow-up webinars)

Cost: $125

Most Recent Program: Friday, August 10, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.:   Renal physiology and evidence for renal MNT, kidney diet, screening and nutrition focused physical assessment training
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.:   Break for lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.:   Motivational interviewing techniques
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.:   Common chronic kidney disease co-morbidities and management
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.:   Motivational interviewing techniques

Training Team

Emily Ramsey

Emily Ramsey

Emily Ramsey, MPH, RD, LD
Emily Ramsey is the abdominal transplant dietitian for UNC Healthcare. She works with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis patients in the pre-, peri- and post-kidney transplant phases. Emily previously worked at Texas Children’s Hospital where she was an editor of the Pediatric Nutrition Reference Guide. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two boys, and relaxing at the beach.


Kate Sayre

Kate Sayre

Kate Sayre, MPH, RDN, LDN
Kate is the outreach services coordinator and an instructor within the Department of Nutrition. She coordinates the continuing education program and teaches nutrition counseling to master’s students. Kate is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Kate’s areas of interest include nutrition education, weight management, disordered eating and interprofessional education.


Amanda Holliday

Amanda Holliday

Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, LDN
Amanda is the program director of the Coordinated Master’s Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a clinical assistant professor. Amanda teaches several classes within the MPH/RD Program and co-chairs the MPH Academic Committee. She is also the chair of the PACE Division within the Department of Nutrition, a division focusing on practice, advancement and continuing education. Her areas of interest are dietetic education, aging, dementia care, interprofessional education, clinical nutrition and management.


Lucy Wessinger

Lucy Wessinger

Lucy Wessinger, MSN, DNP, ANP-BC
Lucy is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has been working in a variety of outpatient nephrology fields in the North Carolina area since moving here in 2012. She provides care to adult patients with chronic kidney disease including end-stage renal disease and those who are maintained on dialysis in the outpatient setting. Her practice also has a focus on the diagnosis and management of hypertension.


Judy Lester

Judy Lester

Judy Lester, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
Judy is currently an outpatient dietitian at UNC Hospital, where she specializes in renal nutritional support. This includes treating pre- and post-renal transplant patients as well as those with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Of special interest to Judy is the challenge of working with patients from different cultures. She is an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Durham-Chapel Hill Dietetics Association. When not at work, you will find Judy gardening, needlepointing, cooking, reading, collecting old maps or playing tennis.