This webinar was presented live on March 31, 2020.
Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN, is the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, where she builds the capacity of nutrition and dietetics professionals to contribute to sustainable food and water systems. She is also a multidisciplinary researcher and educator with experience in such varied fields as medical anthropology, global health, food waste, and food policy. Join Marie as she shares lessons learned from her unique career trajectory, from the early obstacles to the eventual successes, and learn how diversity in experience can be your greatest career tool. Be prepared to find your niche and blaze your own trail!
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 4070, 4040
- 3.1.1 Identifies strengths and opportunities for self-improvement and improvement in others.
- 3.3.5 Advocates for public health and wellness within the context of the organization and community.
- 7.2.3 Communicates the role of sustainable food practices and food insecurities for populations.
- Describe opportunities and challenges of pursuing a unique career pathway in nutrition and dietetics.
- Identify options for enhancing nutrition and dietetics skills with training and experiences from other fields.
- Illustrate the benefits of achieving volunteer and job experiences in diverse areas of the field.
Marie Spiker PhD, MSPH, RDN
Marie Spiker is the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Foundation's Future of Food initiative and works to build the capacity of nutrition and dietetics professionals to contribute to sustainable food and water systems through education, research, practice, and policy. Spiker received her PhD and MSPH in human nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed dietetics training through the graduate coordinated program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds a BS in public health and a BA in medical anthropology from the University of Washington.