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This session will present the work of two organizations that are identifying nutrition educational needs and training dietitians/nutritionists in low resource settings around the world.
The University of Ghana and Iowa State University will discuss their innovative approach to providing global opportunities and training dietetic interns through rotations at the Nutrition Research and Training Centre in Asesewa, Ghana, Africa. Dietetic interns collaborate to develop and provide interventions to rural community members focusing on complementary feeding practices of infants six months up to five years of age.
Oregon Health & Science University will present how they have established the Lao-American Nutrition Institute in Lao P.D.R. in collaboration with the Lao Ministry of Health. To help the country achieve its 2020 Sustainable Development Goals, LANI is training Lao nationals as the country's first clinical dietitian/nutritionists in a low-income, low-resource country.
CPE Level: 1
Learning Codes: 6060, 1010, 1070
- Describe the challenges and complexities of educating and working in a low resource, low income setting.
- Identify how each educational approach is tailored to the region and culture while remaining respectful of resources available.
- Summarize how collaboration between organizations and countries is improving lives around the world through access to dietitians/nutritionists.
- Diane Stadler, PhD, RD
- Erin Bergquist, MPH, RD, CNSC, LD
- Laurene Boateng, PhD, RD (Ghana)
- Chandavone Phoxay, MD, MSc, PhD
- Judith Gilbride, PhD, RDN, FAND