Webinars

Jun 28, 2018

Combining Colonization, Climate Change, and Sugar: A Not So Sweet Recipe

Learn some of the key historical moments that gave rise to our current addiction to sugar and come away with new ways of looking at this familiar – but not so sweet – substance.
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When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:00-3:00PM EST

Sugar is one of the leading contributors to chronic illness and one of the most common substances in people’s diets. But where does the global obsession with the processed substance come from? Delving into this history reveals connections between ideas and issues all too important and all too commonly disconnected: between ecology and society, between colonization and the destruction of natural resources, between slavery and the process of industrialization; between contemporary health crises and historical structures of both social, ecological and religious violence.  Learn some of the key historical moments that gave rise to our current addiction to sugar and come away with new ways of looking at this familiar – but not so sweet – substance.

This webinar will be presented by Sara Jolena Wolcott, M. Div.  Sara is the director of Sequoia Samanvaya, an education and sustainable development creativity company. After nearly a decade working in international sustainable development, tracing the links between health, agriculture, culture/religion, and climate change, she now teaches on the relationship between colonization and climate change and actively engages in practical and spiritual responses to climate change in her home in the Bronx, nationally, and internationally (especially in India and Europe). Her students describe her courses as “transformational.”  She has had a private, one-on-one healing practice for over 17 years.  

Approved for 1 CEU. On-line registeration ends on 6/25/18.

May 17, 2018

Tackling College Food Insecurity

Aired Live on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2-3PM EST (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
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Please join us for a webinar presented by Alana Davidson. Alana Davidson is a Masters of Science Candidate in food policy and applied nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. While as an undergraduate nutrition and dietetics student at the University of New Hampshire, she began a campus wide initiative and program, Swipe It Forward, to address college food insecurity after her independent research found it to be an issue on campus. Previously, she has worked for the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Share Our Strength, and End Hunger Connecticut!

College food insecurity has been gaining attention these last four years as more research has been conducted on this topic. This webinar will cover what research exists, a case study example of the University of New Hampshire’s program Swipe It Forward to address this issue, and a few bills that exist on college food insecurity and SNAP.

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Nov 16, 2017

Identifying Themes and Consensus Across Approaches to Food System Sustainability

Aired Live on Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
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Food System Sustainability advancements are a culmination of interdisciplinary approaches, as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists we investigate Food System vulnerabilities with a dietetic lens; our defined problems, aspects to be sustained, and solutions are framed based on our knowledge domain. In this webinar, Dr. Bertmann with share work that she and a team of researchers have conducted across food system knowledge domains to understand food insecurity and food system solutions better as perceived by diverse area specialists. She will share how each knowledge domain identifies the problem and develops solutions. She will also share common themes that she and her research team distilled across these knowledge domains. By finding common ground among Food System specialist, she hopes to empower fellow RDNs to maximize their impact on improving food security. 

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Jul 27, 2017

The Risky Business of Genetic Engineering

Aired Live on Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
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Jonathan Latham, Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, will talk about his organization's science work on crop biotechnology, gene editing (including GMO regulation), and the strangehold of biotech corporations on discussing the real scientific risks of GMOs. He will include their new work on the toxicity of insecticide-containing Bt GMOs.

Watch the webinar then download and complete the CEU certificate.

May 12, 2016

Tackling Food Insecurity in Your Community

Aired Live on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
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Food insecurity continues to be a pervasive issue in the United States, particularly for certain populations who face unique challenges to reliable food access. Community-based approaches to addressing food insecurity are crucial to effectively addressing barriers to food security in these populations. This webinar will explore several such approaches and the role Registered Dietitians (RD/RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) working in a range of areas of practice can play in supporting better food security for their patient/client populations, and their community as a whole. This webinar is hosted collaboratively with the Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition MIG, and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Presenters: Yvonne Greer, MPH, RD, CD, Chair, NOBIDAN and Owner, Y-EAT Right; and Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, Rutgers University and MIDAN

Watch the webinar then download and complete the CEU certificate.