Health Inequities and Disparities in Food and Nutrition: Dietitians Can Be Agents of Change
This continuing education course explores the roots of health inequities and disparities in the United States. It offers suggestions on how dietitians and other health care providers can engage in interpersonal work to reduce bias and advocate on behalf of their patients.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November/December 2022 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate the historical roots of modern health inequities.
- Distinguish the social determinants of health that influence nutrition-related health disparities.
- Explore the projected impact of Food is Medicine interventions.
- Employ strategies to address health disparities in nutrition education and advocacy.
Course content written by Cassie Vanderwall, PhD, RDN, CDCES, CPT, FAND, a Madison, Wisconsin–based freelance food and nutrition writer and the manager of diabetes clinical services at Quartz Health Solutions.
Cassie Vanderwall, PhD, RDN, CDCES, CPT, FAND, faculty for this activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An "ineligible company" includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
- 2.00 CDR