Recorded Webinar: Minority Health and the Dairy Connection

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 1040, 2000, 2020, 4040, 6000; Level 2

There is an emerging body of evidence that links dairy products to a reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, obesity and type-2 diabetes – diseases that affect African Americans and Hispanic Americans at disproportionate rates. For example, as an important contributor of calcium, potassium and magnesium to the diet, African and Hispanic Americans who avoid dairy foods may actually increase their risk of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In fact, the National Medical Association – the nation’s oldest and largest organization of African American physicians, and the National Hispanic Medical Association, in a joint consensus statement recommend African Americans and Hispanic Americans consume 3 – 4 servings of low-fat dairy every day.

Presented by esteemed author and expert Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, our exclusive webinar, Minority Health and the Dairy Connection, will educate nutrition professionals serving the African American and/or Hispanic American communities about nutrient intake trends among African Americans and Hispanic Americans, and provide the most current evidence on dairy foods, chronic diseases and conditions, and their prevalence in these communities.

The live version of this webinar was presented on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2 pm ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175, Recorded Pre-Approved Self-Study Materials, for this activity type.

Please note that Dannon provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenter of this course reported the following relevant disclosure: she serves as a nutrition advisor for Dannon's One Yogurt Everyday initiative. View our disclosure policy.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Delineate the food choices, taste and predilections of people of African and Hispanic heritage.
  2. Provide strategies to include dairy in the diets of African American and Hispanic Americans.
  3. Identify culturally appropriate strategies useful in helping to motivate behavior change.
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An award-winning RD, certified diabetes educator, and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Constance is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators; Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes; and the forthcoming book Enjoying the Flavors of the World: A Diabetes Carbohydrate and Fat Gram Guide. Over the course of her career, Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Constance is past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the 2012 Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2009 Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association, and the 2007 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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