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Health & Holy Texts: Navigating Health through a Spiritual Lens

Most religious scriptures are holistic in nature and cover the many facets of life including the human body and health. Speakers will discuss the intersection of health and their faiths.

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This webinar was presented live on December 14, 2021.

Presenters will be answering the question of "how does my faith community view health." The presenters will cover health from a spiritual perspective in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This will include content from the religious texts as well as applications within the faith communities.

Most religious scriptures are holistic in nature and cover the many facets of life including the human body and health. Katie, Yaffi, and Dua will discuss the intersection of health and their respective faiths.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 2.1.1, 9.3.3

Learning Objectives

  1. Define health in holy texts/religious traditions
  2. Learn how faith can be a motivator for health and what holy texts say about health in general and specific foods
  3. Understand the intersection of morality and food in faith traditions


Yaffi Lvova, RDN

Yaffi Lvova is an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a proud mom of twins plus one. Yaffi is a published author of several books on feeding kids and is the creator of Toddler Test Kitchen, an early childhood cooking program that aims to introduce children to unfamiliar food in a creative and fun way. She supports parents, pregnancy through toddlerhood, through her social media, public speaking, and Nap Time Nutrition podcast and YouTube channel.

Yaffi is an adrenaline junkie who lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband and three little boys.

Dua Aldasouqi, MA, RDN

Dua Aldasouqi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the founder of A Muslim Dietitian. She is also a graduate of Qalam Institute's Seminary program and a current student of knowledge. She aims to serve the Muslim American audience by elevating the dietetics profession. She does this by providing educational content to dietitians to help them better serve their Muslim, religious, and other minority patients and clients. She also maintains the Muslim Dietitian Directory, a directory of Muslim dietitians.

Outside of nutrition, Dua writes poetry and sometimes performs. She lives in Champaign, IL with her husband and little one, Jibreel.

Katie Goldberg, MCN, RDN, LDN

Katie Goldberg is owner of The Pregnancy Dietitian, a private practice and nutrition consulting business for pregnant and postpartum women. Additionally, Katie is the Director of Marketing at Heights Strategic Marketing, where she helps brands clarify their messaging to grow their business. As a second-career dietitian, Katie worked for more than seven years in nonprofit fundraising and communications. In her various roles as a dietitian, she has combined her experience in communications, PR, personal brand management, and copywriting with clinical nutrition.

Katie received her bachelor of science in neuroscience from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and graduated with a master of clinical nutrition from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. Katie has been part of a few church plants, and a leader within her local churches for over 20 years. She currently lives in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two young children.

Release Date: December 14, 2021


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