342. Forging New Career Paths: The RDNs' Role in Associations

2019 FNCE Sessions recordings

During this session, hear directly from RDNs who work with food associations about how they help correct misinformation, communicate current science and educate other health professionals.

  • SKU FNCE19342
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$24.00
Nonmember Price
$54.00

This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.

Dietitians are often called upon to understand, evaluate, and translate science into consumer-friendly language. There are several settings where dietitian expertise is required including within food and nutrition associations. RDNs are valued by these groups for their ability to identify credible research and communicate complex information to a wide variety of audiences with different needs and education levels. Learn how dietitians are transforming food and nutrition industry by following advances in science to better meet the needs of consumers, regulatory agencies, and other key audiences. During this session, hear directly from RDNs who work with food associations about how they help correct misinformation, communicate current science and educate other health professionals. Also, learn the skills associations most value in nutrition professionals and how associations work with dietitians to advance public health through various social media.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 1- Basic
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 1070, 7040

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
  • 3.1.6 Takes an active role in sharing information and knowledge.
  • 4.1.4 Demonstrates effective, appropriate and timely consultation with experts and others.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what a food association is and the challenges faced by food associations in communicating science and nutrition messages.
  • Outline the unique role the RDN can play in bridging the gap between industry members, health professionals, and consumers in promoting healthy eating patterns.
  • Identify the skills dietitians need to evaluate credible research, communicate accurate science, and correct misinformation in the media.

Moderator

  • Sheila Weiss, RDN, LD, FAND

Speakers

  • Diane Welland, MS, RD
  • Erin Ball, BS, MA
  • Jen Houchins, PhD, RD
  • SKU FNCE19342