Recorded Webinar: Transforming the Mindset of Hunger

Hunger lurks everywhere in the United States- and few of us feel it. Approximately 40 million people, including 12 million children, struggle to find their next meal. Yet, most health care professionals initially promote the consumption of produce to prevent and manage chronic disease instead of assessing for food access first.

In this presentation, Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, will review two common misconceptions surrounding food insecurity and explain how making one simple change will improve health outcomes. This topic will be examined even further by Clancy in another upcoming presentation.

Dietitians, regardless of practice specialty, counsel and educate clients struggling to feed themselves and their families. This webinar will inspire participants to identify and transform counseling techniques for food-insecure clients at risk of malnutrition.

Attendees will be able to bridge the knowledge gap between the overall health of clients and food insecurity. Clancy will demonstrate how effective community partnerships and the use of the Food Insecurity/Food Banking Supervised Practice Concentration can help integrate more dietetic interns into the world of food insecurity within any practice setting.

In a subsequent webinar to be announced soon, Clancy will dive even deeper into the food insecurity epidemic. Her next presentation will focus on ethics, symptoms and risk factors, and the costs of allowing food insecurity to go untreated. She'll also discuss the important dynamic of patient care, sharing coping mechanisms, techniques to screen patients with sensitivity, and how to use patient-centered language to reduce the stigma.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of RDs in food insecurity and recognize misconceptions surrounding poverty and food insecurity.
  2. Identify patients at risk of malnutrition related to food insecurity and explain the connection between food insecurity and overall health.
  3. Implement innovative solutions to fight local hunger, including the use of dietetic interns.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
1010, 1070, 4070, 6080
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
3.3.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 12.1.1
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As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Cash 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. As the President of the West Side Food Pantry, Clancy is the founder of multiple grass-root anti-hunger programs. She also teaches at Pennsylvania State University and is an Ambassador for the National Dairy Council.

Clancy's humor, humility, honesty, and practical strategies combined with her research-based expertise make her a highly sought after speaker for national keynotes. To learn more, visit

Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, reports the following disclosures: lead researcher, UN Sustainability Developmental Goal 2: Zero Hunger; and Ambassador to the National Dairy Council. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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