Webinar: The Ethics of Hunger
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 1050, 1070, 4070, 6080
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 1.1.8, 3.3.2, 7.2.3
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 171
Hunger is an ethical issue first — it isn't just a philanthropic or moral issue. Bringing assumptions and perceptions about a person's access to healthy food hurts our clients' health. If we don't ask the right questions about food insecurity we inadvertently encourage the stigma associated with food assistance; we contribute to the increase in 10 major chronic diseases and exacerbate existing chronic disease; and we perpetuate the cycle of poor food access.
In the second of this two-part series on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. ET, Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, will bridge the knowledge gap between the overall health of our clients and food insecurity. She will dive deep into the ethics of the food insecurity epidemic, focusing on the symptoms, risk factors, and the costs of allowing food insecurity to go untreated. Clancy will also discuss the important dynamic of patient care, sharing coping mechanisms, all-important techniques to screen patients with sensitivity, and how to use patient-centered language to reduce the stigma of food insecurity.
This webinar is pre-approved by the CDR for 1 ethics credit.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be able to:
- Explain the ethics of food insecurity as it relates to personal beliefs and the specialized role of nutrition and dietetics professionals.
- Distinguish individuals at risk for malnutrition related to food insecurity and explain the ethics behind nutrition education.
- Learn, understand and apply ethics when screening for food insecurity.
- List resources to improve food access and health outcomes.
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Clancy is a consultant for organizations who want to shift their approach to nutrition education by making food access a priority for their clients. She is the President of the West Side Food Pantry and the founder of multiple grass-root anti-hunger programs. She also teaches at Pennsylvania State University. Clancy’s humor, humility, honesty, and practical strategies combined with her research-based expertise make her a highly sought-after speaker for national keynotes.
Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, has no relevant disclosures to report and has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.
- 1.00 CDR