This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.
Good nutrition is necessary for optimal oral health, but the RDN and nutrition education is not widely incorporated into dental education and public health programs. This session will highlight timely, collaborative programs targeting innovative nutrition education programs in the promotion of oral health. Participants will learn about a culinary dentistry program for Doctor of Dental Science students utilizing an integrated and interdisciplinary model of culinary arts, gardening, and simulation. The session will also describe CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Healthy Smiles, a theory-based oral health promotion program targeting elementary-aged school children and their parents to increase behaviors, knowledge, and skills to build strong oral hygiene habits. This session will utilize a lecture, discussion, and culinary demonstration to demonstrate a synergistic and expanded role for the dietetics professional in oral health and nutrition education both at the provider and community level.
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 3050, 8060, 4090
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
- 8.4.3 Uses a variety of cooking techniques, food preparation and production and delivery systems.
- 8.4.5 Uses counseling techniques to promote behavior changes in food preparation.
- Explain the advantages and synergy of structuring nutrition and oral health education within a collaborative and integrated model.
- Describe the programs, as well as the preliminary process and outcome results, from the implementation of Culinary Dentistry and CATCH Healthy Smiles public health programs.
- Outline the opportunities and challenges from implementing integrated nutrition and oral health education programs at the provider and community levels, including potential new job opportunities for RDNs.
- Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
- John Wesley McWhorter, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS
- Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD