Symposium Session: Reducing our Environmental “Food-Print”: The Necessity for Collaboration

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: 4010, 4070, 4110, 8018
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 3.3.5, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

Climate change and sustainability are two topics that are trending—and for good reason. Our global population is expected to grow by another 2 billion by 2050, and concerns of how to feed the world continue to rise. What we choose to eat and how much food we waste both have dramatic impacts on our planetary health. This presentation will highlight the importance of sustainable food choices, share practical ways to reduce food waste, and inspire interdisciplinary collaborations to accelerate change.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the current state of nutrition sustainability both nationally and globally based in on the most recent scientific literature.
  2. Identify foods that have higher carbon and water footprints—along with some simple substitutions to help reduce our environmental footprint.
  3. Employ food waste reduction tactics on a consumer, foodservice, and/or policy level to start making an immediate difference.
  4. Identify two collaborations between dietetic professionals, environmentalists, and global health experts that could help mitigate food-related climate change.
Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Chris Vogliano, MS, RD, is a researcher, speaker, and consultant with a vision of creating a sustainable and waste-free food system that is healthy for both people and the planet. Chris has served as a research fellow for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, serves on the Council on Future Practice, and was awarded the Young Dietitian of the Year award by the state of Washington.

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

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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