This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.
Nutrition research is the foundation for the advice RDNs communicate via counseling, presentations, published articles, social media, and other communications. For our advice to be trusted, there must be credibility in the conduct of the underlying nutrition research as well as in the accuracy of our interpretation and translation. Funding source is a common reason that research is critiqued as biased, but it's important to understand other sources of bias that may occur in scientific research and publication or independent of the formal research process. In the current environment where many people claim to have nutrition expertise, RDNs must promote their role as trusted experts who critically examine and accurately translate nutrition research in the context of the broader literature on a topic. This session will help new and seasoned RDNs better promote sound science-based advice to all stakeholders.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1050, 7120, 1080
- Discuss the reasons that various stakeholders participate in food and nutrition research and describe the unique contributions of each.
- Explain the various sources of bias that may occur in food and nutrition research, both as part of scientific research and publication or independent of the formal research process.
- Apply a balanced perspective to critically evaluate nutrition research and news releases and accurately translate them in a broader context, using practical strategies for framing messages to improve public understanding and trust of nutrition science.
- Emily Callahan, MPH, RDN
- Connie Weaver, PhD