Symposium Session: U.S. Hispanic Health & Purchasing Behavior: Current Trends Relevant for Dietitians

Theses courses are exclusive to Spring 2017 Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken as regular courses by those who did not attend.

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1040, 6010, 8015
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 3.1.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4, 9.4.6

Traditional approaches to nutrition education with Hispanics often rely on personal opinions and advice giving. These approaches to education can easily lead to misunderstanding and confusion and may even result in behavior change resistance.

So, what strategies can dietitians employ to effectively achieve improved health outcomes with their Hispanic patients and clients? This question can be answered by gaining a better understanding of Hispanic purchasing behaviors and trends to appreciate the needed behavior changes. This thought-provoking and practical session will explore innovative strategies for working with US Hispanics.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss US Hispanic (USH) purchasing behaviors and trends relevant to the health care industry.
  2. Analyze consumer insights and data reports from the previous
  3. 12 to 18 months.
  4. Better understand the current USH population and related health issues.
  5. Apply data to generate healthy, innovative strategies for USH population.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 CDR
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Sylvia Meléndez Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, CPT, is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, Inc, a nutrition and food communications consulting company. Sylvia is a Hispanic native who is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic nutrition and health issues. Sylvia has an impressive record and knowledge of Hispanic foods and culture, enhanced by continued education in current nutritional research and frequent immersion in Hispanic communities. She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population.

The presenter has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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