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Enhancing Diversity in the Dietetics Profession: Stories from RD/RDNs with Disabilities (Part 2)

The is part 2 of a 3-part series of captioned webinars. The purpose of this webinar is to learn from 3 Academy RD/RDN members with disabilities as they share their stories and answer questions.

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This webinar was presented live on April 17, 2020.

The purpose of this webinar is to learn from 3 Academy RD/RDN members with disabilities as they share their stories and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the nature of your disability, were you born with it or was it acquired, and how does it affect you?
  2. What do you do for work and what accommodations do you use?
  3. In what year did you become a RD/RDN, and why did you choose the profession of nutrition and dietetics?
  4. What is an example of your success as a RD/RDN?
  5. What can RD/RDNs with disabilities provide to the profession that RD/RDNs without disabilities cannot?
  6. What suggestions can you offer to RD/RDNs without disabilities to help them interact and work with RD/RDNs with disabilities?
  7. How has being an Academy member benefited your career?
  8. What suggestions do you have for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the number of RD/RDNs with disabilities?

The webinar will be close-captioned.

Funded by an Academy Diversity Mini-Grant to the Research DPG

CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.2.4, 3.2.2, 4.2.4

Learning Objectives

  • State an ethical takeaway point concerning beneficence and RD/RDNs with disabilities.
  • Describe two benefits that RD/RDNs with disabilities can uniquely provide to the profession.
  • Explain two ways RD/RDNs without disabilities can interact and work more effectively with RD/RDNs with disabilities.


Suzanne (Suzi) Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND
Affiliate Research Professor
University of South Carolina

Ryan Branson, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian & Director of Nutrition Services
Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment
Jackie Henderson, RD, LD
Spinal Cord Injury Dietitian
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
Owner, Whole Life Nutrition


Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Release Date: April 17, 2020


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