The complexion of America is becoming browner and by 2050, there will not be a majority racial group. The Academy is preparing for the future through the Foundation's Prioritizing Diversity and Inclusion in Nutrition and Dietetics: Overcoming Obstacles to RDN Recruitment, Education and Advancement Fellowship.
This session shares research results and recommendations from a scoping review and thematic analysis of the barriers to and facilitators of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) among black, indigenous, and persons of color in: (1) nutrition and dietetics education (pipeline), (2) career advancement (practice), and the dietetics profession and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (profession).
This session expounds upon take-aways from the scoping review and thematic analysis through the Individual plus Policy, System, and Environmental Conceptual Framework for Action, and mapped to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation terminology from the Nutrition Care Process, as well as to a theoretic framework and allegory of a gardener's tale examining race as a social construct. The goals of this session are to inform participants about actions to advance IDEA in our profession and to inspire attendees to get involved in allyship and anti-racism advocacy to push the envelope toward progress.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address needs.
- 1.7.2 Recognizes the importance of diversity, orientation, social and cultural norms that may have an impact on individuals, groups and plans of care.
- 3.2.4 Encourages others to engage in personal and professional development activities for career growth and skill enhancement.
- List two barriers to and two facilitators of IDEA in the dietetics pipeline, practice, or profession identified from the scoping review of IDEA-related dietetics literature
- Describe three themes generated from a thematic analysis of 2020 and 2021 FNCE and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior IDEA-related virtual conference presentations
- Explain how the Individual + Policy, System and Environmental Framework can be used to promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the dietetics pipeline, practice, and profession
- Marie Allsopp
- Jeanette Andrade
- Cherine Hatem