Webinars

CEUs are no longer available for viewing archived webinars within one year of the original date. However, in most cases, past archived webinars are still available for viewing along with access to the slides.

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.

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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.

We would very much appreciate any feedback you have for us on your experience during the webinar.  Please visit this link to provide your feedback: click here. Please complete this by Friday, July 6th.

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. 

Watch the webinar then download and complete the CEU certificate.

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.

Jan 1, 2016

Food Waste in America: What Every RD Should Know

Current estimates indicate fully 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This means Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $162 billion each year! Effectively addressing food waste is an important component of efforts to address food security, maximize budgets and conserve resources.
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Current estimates indicate fully 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This means Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $162 billion each year! Effectively addressing food waste is an important component of efforts to address food security, maximize budgets and conserve resources. This webinar will explore current national initiatives to address food waste, and will also share examples and considerations for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered working in a variety of areas of practice in how they can minimize food loss and waste among their clients, food service operations, and communities.

This webinar is sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and hosted by the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Presenters: JoAnne Berkenkamp, MPP, Natural Resources Defense Council; Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Barbara Hartman, MS, RDN, LD, Martinsburg VA Medical Center

Jan 1, 2016

Food Security Policy 101: It’s Every RD’s Business!

Public policy has an important influence on a wide variety of food security issues at the national, state, and local levels. RDs and DTRs—particularly HEN members—working in all areas of practice are impacted by these policies and have opportunities to influence them to improve food security for their patients, clients, and target populations.
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Public policy has an important influence on a wide variety of food security issues at the national, state, and local levels. RDs and DTRs—particularly HEN members—working in all areas of practice are impacted by these policies and have opportunities to influence them to improve food security for their patients, clients, and target populations. This webinar will cover specific examples of national and local food security policy issues, including Child Nutrition Reauthorization and local food policy councils. The webinar will also discuss opportunities for RDs and DTRs working in various areas of practice to get involved and influence these policymaking processes.

Presenters: Patty Keane, MS, RD, Chair, AND Child Nutrition Reauthorization Workgroup; Megan Myrdal, MS, RDN, and Abby Gold, PhD, MPH, RD, Cass Clay Food Systems Advisory Commission

Mar 1, 2015

The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Evidence and Implications for RDNs

A growing body of evidence links diet and nutrition throughout the life span with breast cancer risk and prognosis after initial diagnosis and treatment. Chemical contaminants in food may also play a role.
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A growing body of evidence links diet and nutrition throughout the life span with breast cancer risk and prognosis after initial diagnosis and treatment. Chemical contaminants in food may also play a role. This webinar will provide an overview of the literature establishing these connections as reviewed in "The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention and Hope for Healing" by Dr. Ted Schettler. Dr. Kim Robien will share resources RDNs can use when communicating about the role of diet in breast cancer prevention and treatment. This webinar is being hosted collaboratively by the Oncology Nutrition DPG and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG.

Presenters: Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science and Environmental Health Network; Kim Robien, PhD, RD, CSO, FAND, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, George Washington University

Jan 1, 2015

Benefits of Organically-Produced Foods: Review of Research and Implications for Practice

New studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have been published supporting the benefits of organically-produced foods, including benefits to consumers and the environment. This new research fuels the ongoing debate about the benefits of organic versus conventional foods.
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New studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have been published supporting the benefits of organically-produced foods, including benefits to consumers and the environment. This new research fuels the ongoing debate about the benefits of organic versus conventional foods. This webinar will provide an overview of this ongoing discussion, describe the new studies, and provide tips and tools for RDNs to use when discussing this topic with clients, other nutrition and health professionals, and the general public. A discussion of HEN's new Organic Talking Points will also be included. This session has been approved for 1.5 CEUs.

Presenters: Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD; Kristine Nichols, PhD, Rodale Institute

LINK TO SLIDES

Additional Resources

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=974cea67db14a74d8b32c96ebeca2338

Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=cd3e04286e78af2f6fff910ecdb850c0

Jan 1, 2015

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Primer for RDNs

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals can lead to a host of problems, including antibiotic resistance. 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.
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Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals can lead to a host of problems, including antibiotic resistance. 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. The webinar will also highlight current efforts at the national level to address this issue through comprehensive stewardship in both clinical care and food animal production. This webinar is being hosted collaboratively by the Public Health Community Nutrition DPG and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG.

Presenters: Saul Hymes, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children's Hospital; Bruce Stewart-Brown, DVM, Food Safety & Quality, Perdue Farms; Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN, Health Care Without Harm

Links to Webinar

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=065d5e08d23c7ea55fe76a9fb40bee96

Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=f3e1e489eb2711f5d1e7b7986f82635a

Jan 1, 2014

Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture - Part 3 - Pesticides in our Food: The How, What, and Why Dietitians Need to

This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals.
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This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals. The webinars will focus on emerging science of farm practices and federal policy, clinical advocacy and success stories of hospital foodservice systems.

In 2011, the Academy's Antibiotic Resistance and Residues Work Group was tasked with examining published research and expert opinions regarding the risk of antibiotic resistance – both demonstrated and theoretical – in humans related to the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antibiotic use in animals. The work group also determined to offer Academy members more educational opportunities on this topic, such as this HCWH series. HCWH maintains a formal network relationship with the Academy’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group.

This webinar will review research on the impact of pesticides on human and environmental health in addition to farm viability and growth. Learn from farmer and RD Mary Jo Forbaard who will discuss her first-hand experience in managing pests to run a successful farm. Melinda Hemmelgarn will outline the current science behind the controversies surrounding pesticide use highlighting what dietitian’s need to know to educate their clients.

View the webinar or access the powerpoint and sources discussed.

Jan 1, 2014

Everyone Plays a Part! Exploring the new Standards of Professional Performance in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and

The Academy recently adopted new Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems.
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The Academy recently adopted new Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems. Issues of sustainability and resilience apply to all aspects of nutrition and dietetics practice, can be practiced at both the program and systems level, and are broader than any one specific practice setting or individual intervention. This webinar explores the new SOPP, how Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) in different areas of practice are applying the SOPP to their work, and resources available to support applying the SOPP to your practice.

Speakers

Dianne Lollar, MPH, RDN, LD, Lisa Dierks RD, LD, and Tamara Steinitz, MS RD

Click here for the powerpoint slides.

Jan 1, 2014

Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture - Part 1 - Transparency in GMO Labeling and Seed Saving: What Dietetians Nee

This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals.
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This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals. The webinars will focus on emerging science of farm practices and federal policy, clinical advocacy and success stories of hospital foodservice systems.

In 2011, the Academy's Antibiotic Resistance and Residues Work Group was tasked with examining published research and expert opinions regarding the risk of antibiotic resistance – both demonstrated and theoretical – in humans related to the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antibiotic use in animals. The work group also determined to offer Academy members more educational opportunities on this topic, such as this HCWH series. HCWH maintains a formal network relationship with the Academy’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group.

PART I - Transparency in GMO Labeling and Seed Saving: What Dietetians Need to Know

This webinar outlines what dietitians need to know relating to genetically-modified food labeling and seed saving.

Click here for the powerpoint presentation.

Jan 1, 2014

Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture - Part 2 - The Role of Dietitians in the Local Food Movement

This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals.
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In 2011, the Academy's Antibiotic Resistance and Residues Work Group was tasked with examining published research and expert opinions regarding the risk of antibiotic resistance – both demonstrated and theoretical – in humans related to the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antibiotic use in animals. The work group also determined to offer Academy members more educational opportunities on this topic, such as this HCWH series. HCWH maintains a formal network relationship with the Academy’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group.

PART II - The Role of Dietitians in the Local Food Movement

The roles dietitians should fill in the local food initiatives; along with how local food programs can impact a dietitian’s practice are discussed. The need for research related to local food, and how dietitians are uniquely qualified to carry out that research are explained.

Webinar presentation and related materials: powerpoint presentation, ORCA and the "Good food on a budget handout".

Jan 1, 2013

Part 1 - Healthy Institutions: Strategies for Farm to Tray

2012 - 2013 Webinar Archives The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to have brought you this three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems. This webinar series was brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.
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Hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions have tremendous capacity to influence the food marketplace with their purchasing dollars. Learn from these experts’ strategies for integrating local, sustainable foods into institutions. Speakers will discuss success and challenges in working in their respective settings and how RDs a shift in culture to support a regional purchasing model.

Speakers: Diane Imrie, MBA, RD; Director of Nutrition Services at nationally recognized Fletcher Allen Health Care; HEN Member and Deborah Kane, MS; National Director Farm to School Program Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services

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Healthy Institutions: Strategies For Farm to Tray from HEN DPG on Vimeo.

Jan 1, 2013

HEN and Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group Collaborative Webinar

The collaborative webinar entitled "The Food Climate Connection" in 2014 was a great success. The webinar provides information relating to how the foods we eat affect the environment where we live.
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The collaborative webinar entitled "The Food Climate Connection" in 2014 was a great success. The webinar provides information relating to how the foods we eat affect the environment where we live. Click here to view the webinar part 1 and part 2 and for the powerpoint presentation. Also, additional resources include a fact sheet on eating more plant based meals as well as a commentary on climate change and climate policy.

Other Resources

Jan 1, 2013

Part 2 - Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science to Policy

2012 - 2013 Webinar Archives The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to have brought you this three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems. This webinar series was brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.
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GMOs have emerged as a common conventional agricultural practice globally for an increasingly challenging agricultural environment. Agricultural science experts will review the current GMO technology as it relates to the sustainability of our food and water systems. Speakers will discuss the research surrounding the safety of GMOs for human and environmental health. Pertinent and pending policy surrounding the use and labeling of GMOs will be reviewed and open for discussion by attendees.

Speakers:

  • Chuck Benbrook, MA, PhD; Professor at Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center
  • Michael Hansen, Ph.D; Senior Staff Scientist with Consumers Union
  • Jill Krueger, JD; Senior Attorney, The Network for Public Health Law

 

Download slides (3.4 MB PDF)

Download GMO resources handout (393 K PDF)

Download Benbrook Point/CounterPoint (604 K PDF)

Download The Sustainable Primer on Sustainable Food Systems (1.5 MB PDF)

Jan 1, 2013

Part 3 - Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget

2012 - 2013 Webinar Archives The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to have brought you this three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems. This webinar series was brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.
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Within the US, is it really more expensive to eat well? As RDs, what is needed to support increasing access to healthy food for our nations’ food insecure? Speakers will discuss the tension that exists between obtaining sufficient calories for basic nutrition verses providing healthy sources of nutritious foods. Experts in research and on the ground will discuss the trend in current consumption patterns and the plausibility for success of new resources available to the nation’s food insecure.

Speakers: Dawn Undurrga, MS, RD; Environmental Working Group and Katie Harr, MPH; Nutrition Manager, Feeding America

Download slides (2.8 MB PDF)

Download handout Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible? (361 K PDF)

Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget from HEN DPG on Vimeo.