Recorded Symposium Session: Food Dignity®: Challenge the Stigma, Change the Culture

United Nations calls “collaboration critical… if we are to create a more inclusive, just, and sustainable world.” Solutions to complex nutrition problems require diverse leadership, collaboration, compassion, self-awareness, and Food Dignity®. It is time to dramatically and permanently shift the conversation around food, health, and social responsibility. As dietitians, we must reflect deeply on our own assumptions, motivations and biases, and finally, help people to make a positive impact both on a personal and an organizational level.

In this session, Clancy Cash Harrison, MS, RD, FAND, shares her journey as a recovering “food elitist” and reveals how her professional mission transformed her for the better after peeling back the layers of blind privilege as a registered dietitian. This interactive session integrates thought-provoking storytelling with statistics so participants are inspired to initiate effective collaboration, inspire Food Dignity®, improve health outcomes, and bust through the stigma associated with access to healthy food. Attendees will discover their voice, learn strategies to improve food access, and gain clever tips to engage the people they serve.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify resources to demystify the hidden epidemic of food insecurity in the United States.
  2. Understand and implement the skills necessary to improve access to healthy food for everyone.
  3. Learn strategies to break down resistance and build connection through effective collaboration.
  4. Define the assumptions and misconceptions associated with food access that unintentionally hurt clients, patients, employees, and/or students.

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3.1.2, 3.3.3, 7.2.3, 12.2.6
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As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and co-author for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Corporate Guidebooks (SDG 2, SDG 3, and SDG 12), Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding healthy food access, placing her on the cutting edge of advocacy.

Clancy is the founder of the Food Dignity® Project, a strategic program for organizations who want to shift how they approach nutrition by making food security a priority. She transforms the lives of thousands of people through her work with healthcare professionals, non-profit organizations, employers, and universities. Currently, Clancy is an ambassador to the National Dairy Council and the president of the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry. She is also the founder of multiple grassroots anti-hunger projects in her community.

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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