2021 DIFM/VN/IAAND Virtual Joint Symposium

2021 DIFM_VN_IAAND Virtual Joint Symposium

DIFM, VN, and IAAND hosted a joint symposium on the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.

  • Release Date: April 10, 2021
  • SKU WEDIFMVNIAANDVJS0221
DPG Member Price
$39.00
Member Price
$69.00
Nonmember Price
$79.00

This symposium was presented live on April 10, 2021.

Hosted by:

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM DPG)
Vegetarian Nutrition (VN DPG)
International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND)

Sponsored by: Gaia Herbs

Student Price: $10

CPEU: 4.0

Now, more than ever, diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in nutrition need to be addressed. The event includes 3 educational sessions as well as a panel discussion:

Integrative Medicine for All

Speakers: Linda Lockett Brown, ABD, Mag, RDN, LDN, CLC

This presentation will give participants an opportunity to gain insight into personal biases and assumptions about other cultures as well as learn strategies to manage these to improve effectiveness as a clinician. Overall, we are hoping to learn techniques to communicate in ways that engender trust.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain insight into personal biases and assumptions about other cultures
  2. Learn strategies to manage these to improve effectiveness as a clinician
  3. Learn techniques to communicate in ways that engender trust

Plant-Based Diets, Sustainability and Transforming Healthcare Systems

Speakers: Sherene Chou, MS, RD and Lily Correa, MPH, RDN, DipACLM

Learn about trends in institutions and policies toward sustainable food systems and explore steps, challenges and successes taken to establish a Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program within a public hospital system.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review current, evidence-based guidance for sustainability and plant-based foods
  2. Discover levers driving trends in institutions, policies and menus towards sustainable food systems
  3. Explore steps taken to establish a Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program within a public hospital system
  4. Evaluate challenges and successes in order to understand how to expand these programs in diverse healthcare systems

Spice Up Your Meals with Ayurvedic Wisdom

Speaker: Sapna Punjabi Gupta, MS, RDN, LD

Spices have been traditionally used in various cultures not only for flavor but also for medicinal purposes. This presentation will connect ancient wisdom and modern science and will explore the traditional uses of key Indian spices and how to create cultural mindfulness when using traditional Indian spices in professional nutrition practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain insight into the traditional medicinal system of Ayurveda particularly through the use of spices.
  2. Explore the concept of digestive fire (Agni) from an eastern perspective of Ayurveda and discuss 5 essential ayurvedic spices and their role in digestion.
  3. Evaluate the evidence-based research supporting the healing aspects of spices and how to effectively use them in everyday cooking.
  4. Learn traditional uses of key Indian spices and create mindful cultural awareness in professional practice.

Panel Discussion - Working Together to Create a New Future: Creating a Call to Action for the Dietetics Profession

The panel discussion will discuss the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability within dietetics and how to integrate these concepts into practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand ways to identify own internal and external biases and how they affect consumer/client/student outcomes
  2. Distinguish between cultural competency and cultural humility and how to translate DE&I principles into personal and professional actions
  3. Understand the difference between intent and impact and their role within the current systems
  4. Create a personal call to action to embrace and advance DE&I in the nutrition and dietetics profession, including the Academy’s Strategic Plan
  • Release Date: April 10, 2021
  • SKU WEDIFMVNIAANDVJS0221