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Ask the Experts: RDNs Share Cultural Considerations when Counseling Clients

Ask the Experts: RDNs Share Cultural Considerations when Counseling Clients

Provided by Avocados – Love One Today®. Learn how to integrate avocado nutrition facts and culinary tips into nutrition counseling practices to help clients adopt habits that reduce risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and weight management.

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This webinar was presented live on November 18, 2021.

Join three RDNs for a dynamic roundtable discussion about counseling clients using a holistic, personalized, and culturally sensitive approach. The speakers will highlight how evidence-based research about the potential benefits of fresh avocados can support positive conversations about improving diet quality to address health concerns. Attendees will learn how to integrate avocado nutrition facts and culinary tips into their nutrition counseling practices to help clients adopt healthy habits that reduce risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and weight management.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 2.2.3, 8.2.1, 9.4.2

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the prevalence of chronic disease in the U.S. across ethnic groups.
  2. Integrate current research about fresh avocados to inform evidence-based guidance in practice.
  3. Identify macro- and micronutrients in avocados associated with health benefits.
  4. Learn strategies to apply the principle of cultural humility to improve cross-cultural patient care.


Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN

Marisa Moore is a nationally-recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and communications and culinary nutrition expert. She helps busy people get on the path to lifelong health one morsel at a time. Her integrative and practical approach to providing simple and delicious recipes coupled with science-based nutrition advice is regularly featured in the nation's leading media outlets including CNN, the TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz. Show, Women's Health, Prevention, and many more. She is a consultant to food and nutrition companies, contributing editor for Food and Nutrition Magazine, and contributor to People, U.S. News and World Report, EatingWell, and others. Before launching her consultancy, Marisa worked as an outpatient dietitian, corporate nutritionist for a restaurant chain, and managed the employee worksite nutrition program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She now spends her days doing a variety of work in front of and behind the camera as a media dietitian and content creator at When Marisa isn't in front of the camera or cooking up something in the kitchen, you can find her doing yoga, salsa dancing or hanging out with her dog, Biscuit.

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT

Erin Palinski-Wade is a nationally recognized nutrition, diabetes, and fitness expert and the founder and owner of Vernon Nutrition Center, LLC, a nutrition counseling group focused in the areas of weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gut health, sports nutrition, and general wellness. She has contributed her expertise to media outlets such as The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, The Early Show, Fox News, Food Network, and MSNBC. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson, nutrition consultant, and speaker. Erin is the author of multiple publications including the 2 Day Diabetes Diet, Belly Fat Diet for Dummies, and Walking Off The Weight For Dummies. She is also a regular contributor to publications including Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Self-Management Magazine, and As a mom of three young children, she shares real-life nutrition advice on her blog and YouTube Channel: Healthy Mom, Happy Family.

Krista Linares, MPH, RDN

Krista Linares is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in serving the nutrition needs of the Latino community especially when it comes to education about type 2 diabetes management and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Through her private practice, Nutrition con Sabor, she strives to see Latino health professionals better represented in the nutrition and wellness world, promote health equity and share culturally relevant and accessible nutrition advice for her Latino clients. Her work focuses on dispelling myths and sharing information about Latin culture and cuisine and, most importantly, empowering Latinos to incorporate their traditional foods and ingredients into a balanced meal pattern for both emotional and physical nourishment. Krista has contributed her expertise to national media outlets such as, Well+Good, and Everyday Health. When she's not running her nutrition business, Krista spends her time dancing, going for long walks around the city, and reading mystery novels.


Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

Patricia Bannan is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, healthy cooking expert, and captivating communicator inspiring millions of people to eat and live well. She is also the author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight. Patricia has conducted more than 1,000 media interviews over the past decade, including guest appearances on The TODAY Show, The Doctors, ABC News, Fox News Channel and CNN. She has also written for and been interviewed by magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Self, Shape, Fitness, Glamour, Parenting, Men's Health, Redbook and Good Housekeeping. In addition to her nutrition expertise, Patricia received a professional chef certificate from The New School of Cooking in Los Angeles. She enjoys using her culinary skills to develop recipes, shoot cooking videos, and teach clients how to make healthful changes in their lives starting in the kitchen. Her website,, shares recipes and expert advice to help people live their best life. She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics, completed her dietetic training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and received a Master of Science degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. When she's not traveling the world talking about nutrition, you can find Patricia at home in Los Angeles with her husband, children, and labradoodle, Pablo.

Release Date: November 18, 2021


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