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There is an increasingly important role for RDNs to work globally to accelerate progress in ending malnutrition. To illustrate the formative work being done by RDNs in the global space, this session will showcase the work of two current Academy Foundation fellows in Guatemala to address malnutrition and improve food security. In collaboration with with Maya Health Alliance/Wuqu' Kawoq, the Duke Center for International Development, and with the support of Academy and Foundation staff, university partners, and local stakeholders, culturally sensitive nutrition interventions have been researched and reviewed, and programs and policies targeting the core causes of malnutrition have been developed and identified. The session will describe this work, including the development of multi-disciplinary relationships and program implementation and policy development initiatives, to identify collaborative solutions for areas at high risk of malnutrition.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 6030, 4010
- Describe the importance of culturally sensitive nutrition interventions in global settings.
- Demonstrate how to use the systems approach to address malnutrition in global settings.
- Identify how nutrition research is conducted in global settings.
- Stephen Alajajian, RD, CLC
- Alice Figueroa, MPH, RDN
- Elizabeth Jimenez, PhD, RD