Place of Birth Matters: Diversity Among Blacks and Implications for the Field of Nutrition and Dietetics

Recorded Webinar

After completion of this webinar, you will have an enhanced understanding of how the diversity within the Black population may influence dietetics practice.

  • Release Date: April 29, 2020
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This webinar was presented live on April 29, 2020.

This webinar will highlight the heterogeneity of diet-related health outcomes among Blacks in the U.S. and discuss the dietary differences between Blacks born in the U.S. compared to Black immigrant groups. One presenter will examine these issues uses nationally representative data in the U.S. The other presenter will discuss results of an epidemiological study examining obesity and diabetes odds among African and Afro-Caribbean New Yorkers. This presenter will discuss the role of covariates and how risk profiles differ significantly between different groups of African descent, and highlight some of the pitfalls of categorizing populations by race.

CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.1.2, 2.1.8, 8.3.6

Learning Need Codes:

  • 3020: Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 1040: Cultural sensitivity
  • 5190: Diabetes mellitus
  • 4040: Disease prevention

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the differences in diet quality between Black immigrants and Blacks born in the United States using the Alternate Health Eating Index and DASH diet scores.
  2. Discuss underlying cultural basis for observed differences in diet quality between Black immigrants and U.S.-born Blacks.
  3. Enhance dietetic counseling practices based on understanding the differences in diabetes risk profile between African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.

Speakers: Alison G. M. Brown, MS, PhD and Margrethe F. Horlyck-Romanovsky, DrPH

  • Release Date: April 29, 2020