Webinar: Exploring the Intersection of Cultural Foods and Cultural Competency
Join us on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 2-3 p.m. for a 60-minute webinar with Ashley Carter, MS, RD, LDN, and Jasmine Westbrooks, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES– the registered dietitians of EatWell Exchange – that explores the importance of cultural foods and cultural competency in the healthcare profession. Through a combination of interactive lecture and food demonstration, gain a better understanding of the role social determinants of health and cultural foods and practices play in the health outcomes of individuals and communities.
Learn to identify and describe cultural foods and food practices of diverse populations, develop strategies to integrate cultural foods and practices into counseling and education, and apply cultural competence principles to improve communication and build rapport with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
During this interactive culinary demonstration attendees will have the opportunity to explore culturally diverse foods and discuss their nutritional benefits. Ashley and Jasmine will also highlight resources and tools that enhance cultural competency in the healthcare field. Most importantly, this dynamic duo will address the impact cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes have on a client’s food choices and eating behaviors.
Dietitians and nutrition professionals will leave this webinar with practical knowledge and skills that can easily be applied in daily practice and that will better serve patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
After attending this session, health care professionals and clinicians should be able to:
- Describe cultural foods and food practices of diverse populations and the impact they may have on the health outcomes of individuals and communities.
- Develop strategies to integrate cultural foods and food practices into daily dietetics practice while emphasizing the role of cultural competence in effective health care counseling and education.
- Analyze the impact of social determinants of health, cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes on food choices and eating behaviors.
- Apply cultural competence principles to improve communication and build rapport with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of culturally competent nutrition counseling and education interventions and highlight their nutritional benefits.
Meet Jasmine and Ashley, two RDs who bonded together to pursue their passion of preventing chronic disease through nutrition education. Together they are founders and directors of EatWell Exchange, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that teaches low socioeconomic communities how to grow their own food, cook foods in a healthier manner, and become more educated about their cultural foods.
Jasmine and Ashley teach communities how to make sustainable changes furthermore respecting and maintaining their culture. Over the past four years, they have served over 25,500 clients, which includes traveling to Grand Goave, Haiti, for a mission trip in 2018, where the pair initiated a community garden that allows over 65 families to grow and harvest their own food.
The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 1.00 CDR
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