Throughout the year, the PHCNPG features webinars as opportunities for Continuing Professional Education. Members, check your email inbox for e-blast messages announcing upcoming webinars! When available, webinar materials will also be posted on this page. Interested in a specific webinar? Contact us at phcnpg@eatright.org for more information.



Waste Watcher’s Series Webinar #2: Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Date: June 5, 2022

The Human and Environmental Nutrition and Public Health and Community Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups have partnered together to bring you the “Waste Watchers Series” – a series of webinars focused on the reduction of food waste and utilizing what you have on hand to cook a delicious meal. In the second installment of this series, Sherri C Pinero you will cover the basics of composting, including what to compost and creating and maintaining a compost. You will then join a cook-along session. Teslyn Henry-King will demonstrate how to make "Jamaican Pumpkin Soup", while sharing cultural food norms and preferences and factors influencing dietary practices in Caribbean populations. You will have access to the recipe prior to the event, so you can gather your ingredients and cook along if you'd like!

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Taking Action Against Food Waste Through Policy and Advocacy

Date: May 11, 2022

This webinar will address local successes in policy and advocacy work to prevent the loss or waste of food. The two states that will be discussed include California and Maryland. Pearson King, of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, will discuss his work with LAFPC's Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Working Group, and the policy and advocacy work that led to California's new composting and organics recycling law. Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, will discuss her work to move Maryland forward on composting wasted food and other organics, and current food waste legislation in that state. Members of the HEN and PHCN DPGs Public Policy Committees will also discuss food loss and waste bills that are pending in Congress and how the Academy is advocating for those bills.

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Privilege and Implicit Biases in the Nutrition Profession

Date: April 21, 2022

Throughout the last 100 years, diet recommendations and the nutrition profession reflect privilege and systemic bias, which continues to blame, subjugate, and marginalize people of color (especially Asian Americans) and negatively impact public health goals and outcomes.

In this session, Dr. Burt will share the history of the profession and use the Mediterranean Diet and Monosodium Glutamate recommendations as primary examples of covert bias. To achieve health equity, we must identify the myriad forms of bias impacting the profession, understand the visible and invisible ways different persons are impacted by bias, and take specific actions to create a more equitable health and food system.

Professor Siew Sun Wong will present her 28 years of journey in the U.S. as an English as Second Language (ESL) student and later a minority faculty in the field of nutrition. Through her personal stories from experiencing implicit biases in Dietetics education, classroom discrimination, and promotion and tenure derision, she will share seven lessons learnt as a survival guide for Asian immigrants. Using the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research (CIMER) curriculum, attendees will get to share their stories, their "I like, I wish, I wonder" and best practices. The session will conclude with a celebration of transformation.

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Waste Watchers Series: Clean Out the Fridge Fried Rice!

Date: January 23, 2022

During this virtual event you will learn about food waste and then join a cook-along cooking class! Fallon Bader will demonstrate how to make "Clean Out The Fridge Fried Rice", which is a delicious recipe that helps to use what you have on hand. You will have access to the recipe prior to the event, so you can gather your ingredients and cook along if you'd like!

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Perspectives on Dietetics: Past, Present and Future

Date: January 19, 2022

Join us for a conversation with a dynamic panel of dietitians, the discussion will explore perspectives on what led them to dietetics. How did their cultural experiences, ethnic and racial identity intersect with their journey pursuing a career in dietetics. Exploration into what the future of dietetics will hold through a diverse lens.

This session will also include a Native American Elder blessing as an opening to the panel discussion.

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Building Workforce Capacity in Public Health Nutrition and Community Nutrition

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

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.

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Structural Competency and Stigma

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

The webinar will define structural barriers to health equity and describe how stigma reflects societal values at a structural level. Using a case study approach, we will draw a distinction between structural barriers and the social determinants of health. We will also review the five steps to structural competency described in the seminal work of Metzel and Hansen (2014). Webinar participants learn how to conceptualize interventions that address structural barriers using a more integrated and interdisciplinary conceptualization of health and well-being. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how to re-conceptualize health care delivery in a way that centers on health equity.

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Hot Topics in Public Health and Community Nutrition: Identifying and Addressing Racial Bias in the Provision of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition Services

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

This webinar will address how racial bias leads to public and nutritional health access disparities and consequential health risks across the five levels of the Social-Ecological Model. Participants will identify examples of explicit and implicit racial bias and observe racially inclusive and affirming nutrition services in public health and clinical settings. Racial literacy tools for health care providers will be shared, and participants will leave the webinar with an individualized anti-racism toolkit for self-learning and confidence to provide inclusive and affirming public health and clinical nutrition services to diverse racial and ethnic groups.

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Partners in Prevention: Integrating Primary Care and Public Health Programs for Pediatric Obesity Programs

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

This webinar will describe the implementation and outcomes of the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project, which was funded by CDC to decrease obesity in low-income, diverse children ages 2-12.

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*NEW Starting a Career in Public Health

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Landing a dietetic job in your area of passion takes planning and networking. This webinar will include stories and suggestions from three RDNs who successfully launched a career in public health and community nutrition. The panel presentation will be followed by a question and answer segment open to the participants. This webinar will identify the skills needed for an entry level position in public health nutrition. The panelists will present information based on their experience both in beginning their careers in public health as well as advancing their careers in the field. The participants will discover skills and tactics that facilitate career advancement and help them construct a plan for a job search in the area of public health and community nutrition.

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Exploring the Food Security Solutions Prioritization Process

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Improving food security is an urgent issue but the resources to do this are limited. You need to do the most you can with what you have, but how do you determine where to start? The Food Security Solutions (FSS) Prioritization Process, a unique decision-making approach, can help. The FSS Prioritization Process is a systematic, transparent process that was developed using evidence (in economics and ethics), refined by subject matter experts (in nutrition and public health) and tested by communities (in the U.S. and globally). It identifies which food security solutions resources should be allocated to and, along the way, builds consensus, engagement and community support and positions the community for action.

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Conflict Management
Why Are We Getting Stuck in our Conversations? Is There a Way Out?

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2019

In this webinar we will discuss best practices and develop skills in conflict management. Participants will acquire new techniques to analyze a situation, reflect on their own role, and identify ways to move the conversation forward.

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Insights on the CDC Sodium Reduction in Communities Program

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In this webinar you will hear from Nancy Andrade, Health Scientist, from CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention who will provide an overview on the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program. You will also get insights on the implementation of the program from three practitioners from NYC, Marion County, Indiana and Seattle-King County.

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Cooperative Extension Programming: Coast to Coast Collaborative Opportunities for Public Health

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This webinar will provide an overview of national Extension Services (ES), including the history and reach of ES. Extension agents are heavily involved in nutrition, physical activity, and chronic disease management nation-wide. The speakers will address specific programs available to impact population and community health including cost and referral procedures.

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Training Our Workforce: A New Guide for Training Public Health and Community Nutrition Professionals

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

This webinar provides a review of The Guide, a comprehensive curriculum for practitioners, program administrators, and educators to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills currently expected of nutrition professionals practicing in public health and community nutrition.

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The Expansive Roles of Registered Dietitians in the Face of Disaster

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In response to public health emergencies, dietitians face many unique challenges to ensure patients receive adequate nutrition support. Dietitians must assess the foodservice operations system and coordinate food service planning and nutritional case management with the primary health care providers. Often situations are dire and few options exist for multiple food choices that can meet the spectrum of nutritional needs. Dietitians must adapt approaches to medical nutrition therapy to best meet their patient’s nutritional status needs.

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The New USDA CACFP Meal Patterns and Nutrition Resources

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview of the new USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition standards that went into effect on October 1, 2017 and will highlight the USDA Team Nutrition resources available to support successful implementation. Dietetics professionals and dietetic interns will be able to learn about the new standards and resources, and identify ways they can help support the new meal pattern implementation. The USDA CACFP program is operated in a wide variety of settings, and on a daily basis serves 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults who are chronically impaired. To learn more about the CACFP, please visit the USDA FNS website.

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Customizing your career: Putting yourself on a global path

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This webinar is a great place to start learning about the exciting career path where nutrition and global public health meet. The webinar provides practical insight for career planning and discusses the daily activities of practitioners employed in various sectors of the workforce. Several aspects of global work, including job duties, demands, and rewards, as well as the qualities needed for success will also be discussed.

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Elders at the Table: Senior Hunger Awareness

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

This webinar is about the Elders at the Table (EAT) Coalition, whose mission is to the end senior hunger and malnutrition. During this webinar we will define senior hunger and share outcomes of the central Indiana organizations who serve food insecure older adults. We will also discuss the EAT Coalition’s project to raise awareness and alleviate senior hunger in central Indiana and the outcomes achieved by working collaboratively.

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Bringing Community Partners Together to Address Unspoken Realities of Chronic Disease, Diabetes and Food Insecurity

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, do you ever wonder what happens to your patients after they leave the office? Do they have the money and other resources they need to get the foods you just recommended? Emergency food organizations, are you seeing those same patients struggle to improve their health or manage a chronic disease due to financial hardships? Food insecurity is a substantial public health issue, affecting 42 million people in the United States and the health of everyone in those households. It will take a coordinated approach to solve this issue. In this webinar, you will receive an update on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ food insecurity statement. You will hear the real world experiences of a dietitian screening for food insecurity and connecting patients with food resources, and new ideas and models for food pantries to help patients/clients manage chronic disease and improve their overall health. Learn and discuss how to develop partnerships and strategies with other resources offered in your community through the national network of Cooperative Extension, and Feeding America affiliated food banks, food pantries and other emergency feeding partners, public health departments, and health care providers.

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The Sustainable Plate: Reflections of a Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This webinar is about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the addition of sustainability in 2015. We will discuss the guideline process and findings and the evolving future of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Telenutrition-An Ever Changing Journey

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

This webinar will provide an overview of telenutrition, including the approved methods for telenutrition. Laws and requirements for telenutrition will be explained along with documentation and billing processes.

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Antibiotic Stewardship: A Primer for RDNs

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This webinar is being hosted collaboratively by the Public Health/Community Nutrition DPG and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG. This webinar provides an overview of the challenges and concerns associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, with a focus on considerations for RDNs in various areas of practice. It will also highlight current efforts at the national level to address this issue through comprehensive stewardship in both clinical care and food animal production.

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