Symposium Session: Cultural Humility in Nutrition and Dietetics

This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2021 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.

Food has a comforting impact that can be expressed through a person's culture, emotions, experiences, and background. But when food has a very significant meaning to a patient, dietitians may not understand the cultural importance. This is where cultural humility needs to take place. 

Dietitians can start an engaging cultural humility discussion with their patients by questioning and identifying their own cultural and family values and beliefs. RDs can also begin analyzing their personal biases and assumptions about their patients with different values than themselves. During this presentation, Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, will discuss how to practice cultural humility, demonstrate a willingness to learn from patients while accepting inherent limitations, and increase self-awareness of biases and misperceptions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand and describe the three tenets of cultural humility.
  2. Implement the key practices of cultural humility in everyday practice.
  3. Apply the coaching principles of cultural humility in everyday practice.
  4. Explain the steps that dietitians can take to develop cultural humility.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
2.2.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 9.6.5
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Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, is the current Chair of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) and lives in Douglasville, Georgia. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Howard University, a master’s degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and a graduate certificate in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Health Sciences.

Denine works full-time as a Telemedicine Nutritional Consultant with Anthem health insurance company and is a Co-Chair of the Anthem e-Commerce Committee of the African-American Professional Exchange (APEX).  Denine runs a private practice  focused on integrative and functional nutritional and wellness called Living Healthy.

Denine is a Georgia Volunteer Master Gardener who teaches about herbs, gardening, and nutrition to the Douglas County local communities, schools, social and civic groups, and writes for the local Sentinel Douglas County Newspaper.  In addition to all of her passionate pursuits, Denine enjoys spending time with her husband and two black labs dogs.

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

  • 1.00 CDR


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