Global nutrition broadly encompasses community-based, public health nutrition interventions designed to address several forms of malnutrition, including stunting, wasting, overweight/obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and anemia. Strategies to reduce prevalence of malnutrition may address immediate, underlying, or enabling determinants of nutrition and health, such as increasing dietary diversity; providing nutrition education; modifying the food environment; improving access to financial resources and healthcare; and promoting environmental sustainability, political stability, and social equity. This session is designed for nutrition professionals to learn how to apply knowledge of community or population nutrition to a global context and adapt solutions to common challenges in global nutrition. This session features a panel discussion of core public health nutrition principles among three dietitians with expertise in various practice settings within low- and middle-income countries.
Planned with the Global Member Interest Group
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and influences on population health status.
- 12.3.1 Designs programs, interventions, or initiatives based on assessment and surveillance data and evidence-based literature.
- 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
- Describe and assess malnutrition within contextual frameworks used to guide decisions of stakeholders operating in low- and middle-income countries
- Design culturally appropriate public health nutrition programs to address community-specific needs and country-level priorities
- Evaluate the effectiveness of community-based programs and interventions on improving nutrition outcomes
- Rochelle Werner, RDN, CLE
- Cade Fields-Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN, CD
- Lisa Littrell, MPH, RD
- Gabriela Montenegro, MSc, PhD