Recorded Webinar: Menopause & "Manopause:" Coping with Midlife Health Together

This webinar took place on November 1, 2023.  

Physical changes are a natural part of aging for both women and men. Menopause is widely accepted as a natural, biological event in a woman’s life, however, the changes that men endure during midlife and beyond are often ignored in these discussions. In fact, for both men and women, beginning in the 4th decade of life, hormonal shifts occur and are associated with physical bodily changes as well as psychological challenges. An increased prevalence of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, disordered eating, and problematic exercise behaviors exist for aging adults of both genders at a time in life when diseases of aging, including prostate cancer and breast cancer, are top of mind in men’s and women’s health. Moreover, a lack of knowledge about a partner’s symptoms can emotionally strain communication and their relationships. This presentation will provide a platform for care team members to understand the similarities and unique differences in hormonal shifts and the physiological effects of aging. Best practices for managing clients’ symptoms will be explored with a unique emphasis on the importance of educational interventions to further benefit clients and their partners through this life transition. 

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, join Val Schonberg MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP and David Orozco MS, RDN, LD, CIEC, EP-C, for an interactive, interprofessional webinar that discusses both the similarities and unique differences in Menopause and “Manopause.” This expert duo will discuss tools and detail strategies that will help you serve your patients more efficiently by using nutrition and a team-based approach to overall care. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, health care professionals and clinicians will be better able to:

    1. Define menopause and “manopause” and differentiate the similarities of aging from the unique differences in hormonal shifts that occur for midlife men and women.
    2. Identify the physical and psychological changes that accompany this stage of life and the underlying causes of the symptomatology.
    3. Utilize other disciplines on the healthcare team to employ evidence-based, weight-neutral strategies to help patients navigate the health challenges associated with midlife and beyond in both male and female individuals.
    4. Analyze future gaps and challenges in incorporating best practices for men’s and women’s health during aging and beyond.

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    • 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
      This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
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    Val Schonberg, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, NCMP, FAND is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a master’s degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Minnesota. She is Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Certified Menopause Practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Val owns EnlightenU Nutrition Consulting, LLC, a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia where she specializes in nutrition for recreational and professional athletes, dancers and performing artists, women in midlife and menopause, and individuals with disordered eating concerns. 

    Originally from Minnesota, Val’s experience and expertise come from years of practice in many settings including eating disorder treatment, Division 1 college sports medicine, professional dance organizations, and speaking regionally and nationally on numerous nutrition related topics. In addition to individual nutrition counseling, she is currently the consulting dietitian for Emory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics and Atlanta Ballet. Val is passionate about providing nutrition care to populations vulnerable to disordered eating and promoting positive nutrition messages that help people make informed decisions about their health and live a life where they feel free to confidently embrace their best self. 



    David Orozco, MS, RDN, CIEC, EP-C is a loving husband, father, and youngest of nine in a Colombian-American family. His passion for nutrition and health stems from a love of all foods and science, and the memory of parents who suffered from chronic illnesses. 

    David owns Orozco Nutrition, hosts the One Small Bite podcast, and is an author, speaker, and registered dietitian nutritionist. He specializes in a non-diet, weight-inclusive, and self-compassion approach. He is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Exercise Physiologist, and a Quit Smart Smoking Cessation counselor, with extensive experience in corporate wellness. David is also fluent in Spanish. 


    The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

    An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

    In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).


    Physicians: This activity is designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Dietitians: This activity will also award 1.5 CDR CPEU credit for dietetics. Completion of this RD/DTR profession specific or IPCE activity awards CPUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60-minute hour = 1 CPEU).

    RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner's discretion.

    Interprofessional: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 IPCE credits for learning and change.

    Available Credit

    • 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
      This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.


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