Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Central time)
Worldwide, the prevalence of malnutrition and noncommunicable disease continues to increase, driven by rapidly changing dietary patterns, demographic shifts, climate change, systemic racism, political instability, persistent economic inequities and the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this challenging context, a well-trained public health and community nutrition workforce is critical to manage and contribute to interventions to improve population health. This webinar will describe the results of a study that used surveys and interviews to examine the preparedness and capacity of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to work in public health and community nutrition. This will be followed by a panel discussion with several RDNs working in public health and community nutrition. The panel will reflect on the results of the study and identify pragmatic ways to increase RDN interest in and capacity to pursue careers and leadership positions in public health and community nutrition.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 1070, 1080, 4020
Performance Indicators: 3.1.1, 8.3.7, 12.1.1
- Identify factors that prepare RDNs to work in public health and community nutrition.
- Describe RDN perspectives on being trained and asked to perform common public health and community nutrition functions and on being able to apply core public health competencies
- Generate pragmatic strategies for increasing RDN representation in public health and community nutrition and especially in leadership positions in the field.
Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, MS, RD
Tatyana Y El-Kour, PhD, MA, MS, RDN, FAND
Gabriela Montenegro Bethancourt
Meg M Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Sarah A Crulcich, MPH, RD, LD
Zariel Carmen Grullon, BS, RDN
Stephanie Kwong, MS, RD
Fadhylla N. Saballos Tercero, MPH, BS, RDN, IBCLC, CDN