This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
Food cultivation is changing. New farming methods for controlled environment agriculture are enabling farms to grow fresher food closer to market. Aquaponics is emerging as an ecological and sustainable method for co-cultivation of seafood and produce. Aquaponics is becoming a dominant force in the local food supply chain. This session will introduce RDNs to aquaponics: its methodology, most popular methods, and benefits; as well as areas of opportunity and food safety implications. Alternative farming practices that focus on food safety and enhancing nutrient density of crops create job opportunities for RDNs, so long as they are informed of these opportunities and ways to leverage their expertise.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4070, 8018, 8040
- Explain how aquaponics is a sustainable farming practice.
- Explain at least three nutrition-related benefits of aquaponics, including the value of plant growth promoting bacteria.
- Name five new job opportunities created by aquaponics and other alternative methods of farming.
- Debi Zvi, MSEd, RDN, CDN, CDE
- Jason Green