Recorded Symposium Session: From Allergies to Ethics

From Allergies to Ethics: Using Public Partners to Help Clients Meet Nutrition Needs Outside of Their Own Kitchen

We are a population of fast moving, hardworking people trying to make ends meet while at the same time, for many, we’re trying to raise healthy, happy children. Americans’ fast-paced lifestyle has resulted in some alarming statistics: 56% of us reportedly eat out 2-3 times per week and according to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 1 in 3 eat some type of fast food daily. Not surprisingly, many Americans struggle with prediabetes, diabetes, food allergies, hypertension, and a myriad of other health concerns. While the popularity of restrictive eating habits like Keto, Paleo, and low carb diets seemingly make it easier for us to get by in our daily lives, our overall health remains poor and our risk of developing diseases due to our lifestyle is on the rise.

Nine out of 10 Americans do not meet the DGAs’ produce or fiber consumption goals, and this may be attributed to a lack of time, skill, or creativity to design and prepare daily meals and snacks. In this session, Lauren Harris-Pincus will cut through the clutter of where health and lifestyle meet, and present current and emerging food initiatives available to consumers at quick service restaurants, theme parks, hotels, and cruise ships, to meet their ever evolving medical, dietary, and ethical food preferences. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, health care professionals will be better able to:

  1. Identify and utilize resources for clients traveling with special dietary considerations including gluten free, dairy free, low sodium, carb controlled, low fat, vegetarian/vegan, keto, food allergies, and more. 
  2. Discover emerging initiatives being developed by corporations to address concerns of consumers including sustainability and food waste. 
  3. Identify opportunities to aid clients looking for affordable, accessible quick service foods to meet the nutritional considerations for the whole family.

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  • 1.00 CDR
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Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, is a nutrition communications specialist, speaker, spokesperson, corporate consultant, and registered dietitian in private practice.  She is the founder and owner of Nutrition Starring YOU, LLC where she specializes in weight management and prediabetes. She also authored The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club: Easy High Protein Recipes with 300 Calories or Less to Help You Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism and the recently released, The Everything Easy Pre-Diabetes Cookbook: 200 Healthy Recipes to Help Reverse and Manage Pre-Diabetes. Lauren has also maintained a private practice in the New York/New Jersey area for over 25 years. She holds both a BS and an MS in clinical nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and New York University, and trained and worked at major medical centers, including Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYU Medical Center. She has counseled celebrity clients and presents wellness programs for major corporations, charitable organizations, and schools. She has also worked with non-profit agencies to provide nutrition counseling to the uninsured and underserved. Having grown up with overweight and obesity, Lauren is dedicated to combating the growing adult and childhood obesity epidemic, especially weight stigma. Lauren is regularly featured in digital, print and broadcast media. She is also a contributor to Today’s Dietitian MagazineFood & Nutrition Magazine, and Clean Plate Magazine.

The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no 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 use by or on patients.    

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

  • 1.00 CDR


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