This session will showcase the National Baptist Convention USA and the Academy's strategic partnership aimed at reducing health disparities for African-Americans, which focuses on aligning nutrition security and ministry outreach. The joint initiative consists of print and media resources for use in faith-based health ministries on issues such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, eating on a budget and living with kidney disease. The National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) Member Interest Group has led the initiative, reaching more than 7.5 million African American Baptists with timely, accurate and potentially life-changing nutrition information. Speakers will share the outcomes of the initiative and identify applications across faith-based organizations and other denominations. Cameo appearances from members of Congress expressing support for the project will be featured.
Planned with the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition Member Interest Group
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 12.1.3 Collaborates with community partners and stakeholders in promoting health and disease prevention.
- 2.3.4 Identifies opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals or organizations with shared visions
- 2.1.3 Tailors messages and communication methods to meet the needs of target audiences.
- Explain how two large national organizations provide support for faith-based community interventions designed to address health disparities
- Discover how culturally relevant nutrition messages can be incorporated into sermons, gatherings and events by grounding content in the values and scriptures of faith communities
- Explore how the resources and toolkit can be used across religious sectors and identify opportunities to demonstrate the role of registered dietitian nutritionists to congregations throughout the US
- Leslene Gordon, PhD, RD, LDN
- June M. Thompson, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
- Evelyn Crayton, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND
- Marcus D. Davidson, MA., MDiv., DMin.