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This session will outline the current state of food insecurity among American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the policies that influence food access in urban and rural Native communities. We will explore the association between food insecurity and nutrition-related chronic disease, including diabetes and obesity. We will provide examples of culturally appropriate approaches to promote food security at the individual, family, and community level when serving AI/AN populations, and discuss the importance of including indigenous perspectives into evidence-based chronic disease prevention initiatives. This session will also highlight professional opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs to work with AI/AN populations, including in Indian Health Service, and demonstrate the food insecurity assessment tools currently used in clinical and community settings.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 3010, 1065
- Advocate for and adopt culturally appropriate clinical and community approaches to promote food security in American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
- Identify how RDNs and NDTRs can be agents of change in the promotion of food security and food sovereignty in AI/AN communities.
- Utilize appropriate, evidence-based food security assessment tools and interventions in clinical and community settings.
- Kelli Begay, MBA, MS, RD
- Patty Keane, MS, RDN