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This webinar was presented live on April 26, 2023.
This webinar will cover a recent white paper published by Dr. Chris Vogliano, Director of Research at the 501c3 non-profit organization Food and Planet (www.foodandplanet.org), focused on empowering nutrition professionals to advance sustainable food systems within their field of practice. This webinar will explore eight essential cross-cutting strategies, which emerged during a literature review. Our research found that nutrition professionals are underused change agents who hold the potential, and opportunity to help transform the food system at the speed, scale, and scope required.
However, food and nutrition guidance must evolve to encompass the four dimensions of sustainable diets (sociocultural, planetary, economic, and nutrition) if we are to truly create more equitable public health outcomes that also support shifts in the food system to reduce negative impacts on people and the planet.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7, 1.8, 12.4
- List three strategies you can begin employing within your field of practice to advance sustainable food systems.
- Define the four dimensions of sustainable food systems.
- Explain the importance of the sociocultural dimension of sustainability, and how solutions must be contextualized for local foodways.
Christopher Vogliano, PhD, RDN
Dr. Chris Vogliano is a globally recognized public health dietitian who is working to link the fields of agriculture, nutrition and health to promote more sustainable diet patterns. Chris is one of the co-founders of Food + Planet, and is also a Technical Advisor of Food Systems with the USAID Advancing Nutrition. He's currently working on The Global Diet Quality project to adapt country-specific tools for the first ever global diet quality monitoring system, in partnership with Harvard University and Gallup World Polls. He has given over 80 academic presentations both domestically and internationally, published numerous peer-reviewed research publications, and has served as research fellows for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bioversity International. During his free time, Chris enjoys hiking, biking, and anything that allows him to spend time in nature.