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Child malnutrition is a global health concern. Societies are dealing with increasing obesity prevalence, while still managing to fight hunger and nutritional deficiencies. The Kids Eat Right campaign has the objective to provide nutrition education to children and their families. This Academy Foundation initiative is promoted internationally by the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA).
Since Kids Eat Right International (KERI) was initiated, several AODA members have applied those resources in their countries. These include toolkits such as Healthy Eating from the Ground Up in Israel, and programs such as Energy Balance for Kids (EB4K) in Venezuela and the RD Parent Empowerment in Mexico. The KERI team will describe the scientific methodology for the adaptation process of the toolkits and programs to fulfill the population needs. The results of the implementation will be discussed and strategies will be provided to guide nutrition professionals to apply education resources in global contexts.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 3010, 4020
- Describe how evidence based strategies, such as those developed by the AND Foundation address the burden of malnutrition in children around the world.
- Apply the methodology for translation and cultural adaptation of the Kids Eat Right Campaign toolkits and resources, and identify barriers and facilitators faced by dietitians in different settings.
- Summarize the results obtained from the adaptation and implementation of Kids Eat Right Programs: RD Parent Empowerment Program in Mexico and EB4K in Venezuela.
- Maria Virginia Tijerina Walls, MS, NC
- Marianella Herrera, PhD, MD
- Naomi Trostler, PhD, RDN, FAND