Recorded Webinar: Traditional Diets in Focus: The Benefits of the Nordic Diet

This webinar was presented on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2-3 p.m. EDT.

Research increasingly documents the benefits of traditional eating patterns around the world. While the Mediterranean Diet has garnered the most research, other traditional diets are emerging with similar benefits, including the traditional Nordic Diet, or the cultural foodways of countries in Scandinavia. Like the Mediterranean Diet, the Nordic dietary pattern includes fish as the main animal protein, as well as pulses, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, like rye.

Join Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, who has studied traditional diet patterns over the past three decades, for a webinar that will provide an in-depth view of the traditional Nordic Diet, including its history, food components, scientific research, and strategies for embracing this eating pattern.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Synthesize the health and environmental benefits the traditional Nordic Diet has on people and communities.
  2. Understand the nutritional significance of whole grains, including rye, on eating patterns and human health. 
  3. Adopt strategies that can be implemented in daily practice that promote healthy eating choices based on traditional Nordic diet patterns.

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8.1.1, 8.2.1, 9.1.3, 12.1.3
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Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN

Known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, has established an award-winning career in the field of plant-based nutrition and sustainability. She is an accomplished writer, editor, blogger, author, speaker, professor, advisor, and media expert. In particular, she has gained recognition for her expertise in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon has authored over 1000 articles in a variety of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah Magazine, and the LA Times. Her book The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today was a critical success, which was followed by her second book, Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes in July 2014. Her latest book, California Vegan: Inspiration and Recipes from the People and Places of the Golden State, was published on March 15, 2021. And she’s currently working on her fourth book on plant-based eating due for publication in 2022.

Sharon serves as the nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian, associate faculty in the MS of Sustainable Food Systems Program at Prescott College, nutrition consultant for several organizations such as AICR and Oldways, and co-founder of Food and Planet. Sharon recently completed her Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in Vermont and blogs every day for her popular online community (400k members strong and growing) at, The Plant-Powered Dietitian.

Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, has the following relevant disclosures to report: she is a consultant to Tomato Products Wellness Council, Oldways, Maya Kaimal Foods, Wholier Foods, and AICR. View our disclosure policy.

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Sharon Palmer was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CEU for this webinar.

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