The nutrition and dietetics profession aims to improve the nutritional status of humans, but we rarely think about the nutritional status of our food sources. What nutritional challenges are faced by crops, livestock, and marine plants and animals? How does this affect human nutrition, and what threats are posed by factors such as climate change?
In this innovative multidisciplinary panel, scientists specializing in crop nutrition, animal nutrition, and aquaculture will share foundational concepts from their systems and describe linkages to human nutrition. The food system is a common thread between these disciplines as nutrients flow through soil, water, plant, animal, waste, and human systems. This session aims to spark new ideas about comparative nutrition throughout the food system and provide a more robust understanding of grand challenges that require multidisciplinary collaboration.
CPE Level: Level 2
- 2.2.1 Identifies the need for and negotiates common ground with customers, interprofessional team members and other stakeholders.
- 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population
- 4.2.8 Identifies and implements a plan to address the problem, issue or challenge.
- Describe the nutritional needs and challenges faced by crops, livestock, and marine plants and animals in the food system.
- Leverage knowledge of nutrition and dietetics to identify ways that terrestrial and marine food production systems affect human nutrition.
- Discuss ways that climate change and other factors may affect human nutrition and health through effects on the nutritional status of plant and animal food sources.
- Sylvie Brouder
- James Ferguson
- Jillian Fry