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This webinar was presented live on September 16, 2020.
Diversity is not just a buzz word. It is important; especially in dietetics, the profession that serves for better health outcomes. To help understand and better serve the changing demographic our country we need to ensure a competent professional workforce now and in the future. Each of us shares the responsibility for improving our own as well as our professional awareness and competency of cultures and their impact on nutrition and health.
CPE Level: 1
- Identify and enhance cultural competency/humility awareness.
- Recognize the existence of similarities and differences among diverse populations and describe the steps to develop cultural humility.
- Utilize strategies and resources for cultural competency in dietetic practice.
Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND
Manju Karkare, originally from India, has a breadth of experience in acute care, community nutrition, employee health and wellness and private practice. Her private practice is focused on culturally competent weight management, chronic disease management and food sensitivities. Manju received the Diversity Leader award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2012 and Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from NC Affiliate in 2018. She was inducted into the Cooking Matters Hall of Fame in 2016 for her role in nutrition education in low income communities. Manju has served in a variety of leadership roles at district, state and national level, most recently as the Past Treasurer of the Academy Board of Directors. She continues to give back to the profession through her involvement in DPGs and MIGs.