Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Global Research and Nutrition
Speakers will discuss the challenges and importance of international research collaborations, nutrition and dietetic focused data collection between countries, and development of international nutrition and dietetic resources for practitioners (field manuals, standardized terminology translation). Collaborations on systematic reviews and EBPG development will be discuss by representatives from the World Health Organization, National Kidney Foundation, and RDNs leading and participating in multi-country data collection will present on the unique challenges and possibilities that international research brings to the field of nutrition.
List internationally focused, nutrition resources that can be used to improve outcomes in all public health, ambulatory and in-patient settings
Describe the nutrition care process and terminology and how it can be translated into multiple languages and used in training material for developing countries
Outline examples of standardized term use in collection of research outcomes
International Research and Nutrition
RDNs are well-positioned to lead domestic and international efforts to integrate nutrition into economic strengthening, food security, and health programs. Understanding of key integration elements, identification of appropriate opportunities for integration, facilitation of integration, and measurement of the effectiveness of the integrated efforts are skills that will be necessary to play a key role in this work. How are we preparing ourselves as nutrition experts to participate in this work?
- Explain the necessity of integrating economic strengthening, food security and health efforts within community-based interventions targeting highly vulnerable populations, domestically and internationally.
- Describe the need for multi-sectoral collaborations to achieve sustainable impact on nutrition outcomes in vulnerable populations.
- Identify opportunities for RDNs to facilitate multi-sector collaborations and strengthen the inclusion of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive activities within those collaborations.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
This impactful session begins with a showcase of three unique international nutrition projects, which will highlight their key impacts to the regions of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Sierre Leone. Next, hear from an RD with l USAID regarding the many sources of U.S. food and nutrition aid programs to Africa and the need for a greater presence of nutrition into health care. Join your colleagues to learn about an exciting new Academy collaboration to integrate nutrition competencies and education into the training of healthcare providers on an international level.
- Explain how the Academy and its members are collaborating with national and international government agencies to integrate the nutrition care process into training programs for health care providers and build greater demand for nutrition services.
- Compare the major sources of federal food and nutrition aid and the programs they support.
- Describe the current incidence of malnutrition on the continent with the world's highest rate of malnutrition - Africa.
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