Christina Scribner

Instructor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Christina Scribner is an instructor in College of Health Solutions and recognized as an international leader in nutrition therapy related to disordered eating and eating disorders. She served as the director of the Nutrition Program at Metropolitan State College in Denver and developed their Eating Disorders Minor curriculum. She is a past director of the Disordered Eating and Eating Disorder (DEED) subunit of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice group, and a past Chair of the Nutrition Special Interest Group of the Academy of Eating Disorders. She owns a nutrition consulting practice, Encompass Nutrition LLC, in Littleton, Colorado, where she works with weight-related conditions, specializing in disordered eating and eating disorders. She is mother to four sons and understand the demands of feeding a family, in addition to self care. Her motto is “optimizing everyday performance."

Fax

303-933-8882

Education

  • M.S. Human Nutrition. Integrated Minor: Exercise Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon State University-Corvallis 1984
  • B.S. Human Nutrition, Colorado State University-Fort Collins 1980
  • Certifications:  
    • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), 
    • Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDRD), 
    • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

Research Interests

Nutrition therapy for weight related concerns and eating disorders. Nutrition and substance abuse, female athlete triad, low energy availability among athletes, nutrition for athletic performance, pediatric and adolescent nutrition, and nutrition for general wellness.

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Scribner, C. Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients with Eating Disorders:  Implications for Psychiatrists.  Special Reports. Psychiatric Times, 33:24.
    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/authors/christina-scribner-ms-rdn-cedrd-cssd
  • Scribner Reiter, C. Graves L. (2010) Nutrition therapy for eating disorders. Nutr Clin Pract, 25:122-136. 
  • Scribner, C. and Graves, L.  (2014) Psychotropic Medications and Nutrition.Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Fact Sheet and Advance Practice Guidelines.  http://www.scandpg.org/fact-sheets/disordered-eating/
  • Graves, L. L. and Scribner, C. (2015) Medical Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders, in The Wiley Handbook of Eating Disorders (eds L. Smolak and M. P. Levine), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118574089.ch61
  • Scribner C. and Jacob, M. (2015) Recognition and treatment of deficient energy intake among athletes.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Fact Sheet and Advance Practice Guidelines. http://www.scandpg.org/fact-sheets/disordered-eating/

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
HSC 340 Changing Health Behaviors
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
NTR 492 Honors Directed Study
NTR 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
NTR 503 Behavior Change
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NTR 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HSC 340 Changing Health Behaviors
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HSC 340 Changing Health Behaviors
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HSC 210 Cultural Aspects Health
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health

Honors/Awards

2013 SCAN Achievement Award, 2013 Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 27, 2013.

Outstanding Service to the Department of Health Professions and Nutrition Program.  Metropolitan State College of Denver, May 2008.

Clinical Scholarship Award Recipient, International Conference On Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Clinical Teaching Day Workshop:  Athletes and Eating Disorders, User-Friendly Genetics.  April 27, 2005.

Editorships

  • Testified before the Colorado State Senate in support of insurance parity for eating disorders treatment.

Professional Associations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Weight Management DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Academy of Eating Disorders National Eating Disorders Association Binge Eating Disorder Association

Service

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance Task Force, 2008-2010.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG, Executive Committee, Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders Sub-Unit Director, 2010-present.
Academy for Eating Disorders, Nutrition Special Interest Group, Chair, 2009-2010.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG, Executive Committee, Symposium Planning Committee Chair, 2009.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG, Nominating Committee, elected. 2004-2006.
Eating Disorders Foundation of Denver, founding member, speaker’s bureau, 2005 to present.
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition State Plan 2010 Advisory Committee, Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Coalition, 2002-2008.
Colorado Action for Healthy Kids Parent Project, 2006-2008..
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition (COPAN) College Site Task Force, Nutrition Sub-committee.  Denver, CO. 2004-2006.
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition (COPAN) School Site Task Force, Nutrition Sub-committee, Vending Sub-committee.   Denver, CO. 2004-2007.
COAFHK/COPAN Colorado School Vending Subcommittee, 2004.
Denver Dietetic Association, Allied Health Committee, Chair, 2003, 2004.  
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Eating Disorders Task Force.  2005-2006.
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Eating Disorders Conference Planning Committee, Development Director, “A Family Based Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders.  November 1-3, 2006.
Wellness TRYathlon Planning Committee Member, Metropolitan State College. Campus Recreation, 2004-present.
Front Range Community College Dietetic Technology and Dietary
Management Programs Advisory Council. Westminster, CO. 2004-present.
Eating Disorders Minor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Advisory Board Chair, 2005-present.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Faculty Committee, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 2005-present.
Holistic Health and Wellness, Metro. State College of Denver, Advisory Board Member, 2005-present.
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Health Professions, Policies, Procedures, and By-Laws Committee Member – Fall 2007.
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Health Professions, Curriculum and Assessment Committee Member – Fall 2007.

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Mentor graduate students from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Sports Nutrition Program.  

 

Work History

Arizona State University, 1984-1990, 2011-present. Metropolitan State University, 2002-2010. The University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005-2007. The Childrens Hospital of Denver, Eating Disorders Program, 2002-2004.

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