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This webinar was presented live on June 9, 2022.
This presentation takes participants on a journey developing a nutrition education program through 5 countries. The joys and pitfalls of working both internationally and in the USA are shared. The importance of nutrition and the power of education are emphasized. Discussion on how RD's can provide important and impactful programs at home and internationally is encouraged.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 2.1, 9.2, 9.3, 12.3
- List three different methods of information dissemination appropriate for nutrition education
- Discuss barriers to nutrition education and behavior change to be aware of in rural settings
- Explore program modifications that should be considered to meet the needs of specific community populations
Marie Long, MD
Empowering people to lead healthy lives motivates Marie to create programs that combine evidence-based knowledge with hands on experiential learning. Beginning with prenatal vitamins to prevent neural tube defects in rural Nepal, through nutrition during pregnancy in Indonesia, and now Diabetes Education in Guatemala and the USA, Global Nutrition Empowerment (GNE) has challenged the norm and created education materials to match the literacy and cultural needs of a variety of communities. Since retiring, Marie has morphed her skills as a Neurosurgeon to that of a strong public health advocate. She volunteers in several other capacities, sitting on the Linn County Health Advisory committee, helping refugees resettle in the US, and teaching English as a second language. Her primary passion though is taking challenging health information, using principles of adult education combined with digital technology and creating sophisticated health education that is understandable at all levels of literacy.
Julia Saltzgiver, RDN, CLC
Julia’s motivation to deliver compassionate care to underserved populations led her to her current role as a primary care registered dietitian at a federally qualified health center in Salem, Oregon. She enthusiastically empowers patients to manage their diabetes and enjoys working with families and children to develop healthy habits early in life. As a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Julia is passionate about seeing moms reach their breastfeeding goals and overcome barriers. Julia has worked with Global Nutrition Empowerment (GNE) since 2019 developing nutrition education materials and bringing diabetes education to local clinics.