Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Global Research and Nutrition
This engaging session begins with a detailed overview of two of Feeding America's most recent research studies: Hunger in America 2014 and Together on Diabetes. The deep dive outlines the studies' methodologies, processes and findings while sharing practical tools for identifying, surveying and conducting small- and large-scale studies involving food insecure populations. Attendees will also learn how to utilize and tailor these tools to various settings so as to better meet clients' needs. The session ultimately aims to expand RDNs' core competencies so as to better address the complex nutrition and health realities for those struggling with hunger.Excellence in Practice - Dietetic Research - Carol Shanklin, PhD, RD
Share the methodologies, processes and findings around food insecurity, nutrition and health from both studies, while highlighting key narratives regarding the intersections between food insecurity, nutrition and diet-sensitive chronic diseases.
Understand and implement practical tools for identifying, surveying and conducting small and large research studies focused on individuals and communities experiencing food insecurity.
Access and develop tailored resources and core competencies specifically developed for RDNs and nutrition professionals working with those who are food insecure.
Food Security and Insecurity
Reaching populations struggling with food insecurity with appropriate food and effective education is a challenge. Feeding America has completed a groundbreaking 3-year research and community intervention project addressing food insecurity as a social determinant of health in diabetes care. This session will share key project elements and client outcomes, as well as highlight models and resources that will empower RDNs and health professionals to address food insecurity in a variety of settings.
- Describe the connection between food insecurity and chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, and discuss why traditional self-management education approaches may be insufficient for this population.
- Describe how RDNs and other health professionals are working in both clinical and community settings to identify and address the dual challenges of food insecurity and chronic disease and support positive self-management behaviors.
- Select strategies and identify resources to help foster partnerships between health care and community-based organizations, to implement screening, referral and education programs that address food insecurity and diet-related diseases.
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