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.


Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the historical roots of modern health inequities.
  2. Distinguish the social determinants of health that influence nutrition-related health disparities.
  3. Explore the projected impact of Food is Medicine interventions.
  4. Employ strategies to address health disparities in nutrition education and advocacy.

Additional Information

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Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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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.

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In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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