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Addressing Nutrition Insecurity with Cultural Humility

This session begins with a discussion of nutrition insecurity, food culture and the history of Eurocentric nutrition recommendations, and then focuses on considerations for leading with cultural humility in practice.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This product is free for COGA members.

This webinar was presented live on April 5, 2022.

How can you, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist be an advocate for your patients suffering from nutrition insecurity? This session will take a deep dive into leading with cultural humility and vulnerability to center the needs of our community members in nutrition education and recommendations. Dr. Wesley McWhorter will describe how colonialism, slavery, and racism shapes the ideal of healthy foods, nutrition research and recommendations. Attendees will learn to lead with cultural humility and challenge the Eurocentric world view that excludes food cultures from around the world and perpetuates systemic racism in our communities.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7, 3.3, 12.1

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the history, current trends, and future of food culture and practice implications for RDNs.
  2. Explain the advantages and synergy of working interprofessionally to advocate for your patients.
  3. Recognize how leading with cultural humility and vulnerability can positively impact our communities'; health and perspective of nutrition.


Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS

Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS is an assistant professor in health promotion and behavioral sciences and director of culinary nutrition for the Nourish Program at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. He is appointed as a faculty member at McGovern Medical School, serves as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is an advisory council member for the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative.

Release Date: April 5, 2022


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