Symposium Session: The Savvy Dietitian's Guide to Modern Animal Agriculture
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1070, 2040, 8018, 8070
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 1.1.3, 2.1.7, 4.1.2, 8.1.2
There was a time when consumers’ food experiences began at the grocery store. Most people didn’t think about where the food came from or how it got there. Those days are over. Today, consumers want to know more—much more—not only about the vegetables, fruit, and grains grown on this nation’s more than 2 million farms, but also about poultry, seafood, and livestock that provide protein and micronutrients critical to the American diet and to nutritional health worldwide. Who better to turn to for the facts than the country’s food and nutrition authorities—registered dietitian nutritionists? This session will explore four issues concerning animal agriculture: 1) sustainability; 2) use of hormones and antibiotics; 3) animal welfare; and 4) solutions to global hunger. Understanding these issues allows nutrition professionals to strengthen their platforms and expand their spheres of influence. As part of the session, Amy will lead an interactive panel of local farmers and ranchers.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Discuss the impact of technological innovations in animal agriculture and their implications for dietitians.
- Explain sustainability issues in animal agriculture and how farmers are responding with improved productivity.
- Respond to controversial issues concerning the use of hormones and antibiotics in livestock.
- Explain farmers’ commitment to animal welfare.
- Clarify the role of animal protein in responding to global food security.
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. A well-known thought leader, Amy has presented at more than 100 agriculture, food, and nutrition conferences in the past five years. She writes a monthly column for Produce Business magazine and is often quoted in national foodservice publications for her views on food, nutrition, and sustainability issues. A farmer’s daughter from North Dakota, today Amy and her husband live in northern California.
Amy Myrdal Miller reports the following relevant disclosures: she is a consultant to Monsanto, The Beef Checkoff, and the National Dairy Council. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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