Recorded Symposium Session: Improving On-Camera Performance Skills for TV and Other Video Platforms

Lights! Camera! Action! Registered dietitian nutritionists are becoming the star of the show on television and video platforms to share food and nutrition information via recipe demos and interviews. Seasoned TV professionals Liz Weiss and Carolyn O’Neil share behind the scenes tricks and tips to help you pitch, plan, prep, and prop your video segment. Whether you’re shooting a video for social media or appearing on live TV, this session is designed to help RDs improve their on-camera performance skills to more effectively entertain and educate viewers. And the Emmy goes to…

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify and implement the steps required to pitch, plan, prepare, and prop a TV or video food segment.
  2. Understand how TV and video food and cooking demonstrations can build consumer confidence in the kitchen and trigger behavior change for healthier eating patterns.
  3. Implement key strategies for a winning on-camera performance by understanding that you, your food, and your message are the stars.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
1130, 4100, 8080
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
2.1.4, 2.1.7, 5.3.5, 8.4.3
CDR Activity Type: 
CPE Level: 
Course summary
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As an award-winning food journalist, speaker, author, nutrition communications consultant, television personality and registered dietitian nutritionist, Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN, believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!” 

Carolyn writes food, nutrition, travel, and healthy lifestyle features for numerous consumer publications. Her blog is, “Good for people and the planet.” She’s the author of Southern Living’s best-selling “The Slim Down South Cookbook” and co-author of “The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous,” a winner at the World Food Media awards. 

Carolyn is the nutrition advisor for Delta Air Lines and leads a project to update special meals worldwide.

A seasoned television professional, Carolyn is a contributor to NBC Atlanta & Company, host of RDTV food segments, and can be seen as “The Lady of the Refrigerator” on Alton Brown’s Good Eats on Food Network. She’s led CNN’s coverage of food and nutrition for nearly 20 years. She’s earned three James Beard Foundation Awards and has been honored by the National Restaurant Association, the American Heart Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her pioneering work in nutrition communications.

Carolyn’s master’s degree in Nutrition is from Boston University and her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition is from Florida State University. Carolyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Pompeian Olive Oil, Tillamook Cheese, American Pecans, a2 Milk. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, is the voice behind the food and nutrition blog and podcast, “Liz's Healthy Table.” and has written several cookbooks including Color, Cook, Eat!, No Whine with Dinner, and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers. Weiss is a sought-after speaker, spokesperson, TV personality, and cooking instructor. She has written for Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Kiwi magazine, and Good Housekeeping, and she is currently a contributor to Today's Dietitian magazine and blog. A pioneer in the world of podcasting, her first show, “Cooking with the Moms,” was launched in 2008 and ran for nearly 10 years and 300 episodes. “Liz’s Healthy Table” was launched in 2017 and is aimed at helping busy families eat a healthy, sustainable, and flavor-filled diet.

The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Avocados from Mexico, Tomato Wellness, Portofino Tuna. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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