Recorded Symposium Session: Sustainable Traditions-Food, Health, Culture-The Immigrant Experience

Indian Americans are the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. According to data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), which is conducted by the US Census Bureau, there are 4.2 million people of Indian origin residing in America.

What role do cultural beliefs on food, health, and nutrition play in influencing the health and eating habits of immigrant populations? Are these beliefs maintained by subsequent generations? Vandana Sheth, an Indian American dietitian, will share her perspectives and insights on how nutrition professionals can practice with cultural humility to improve health outcomes in immigrant populations. Better understand the immigrant experience and learn about the health implications that affect this group and discover practical strategies that you can apply in your practice when working with the Indian American population.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the unique perspective of immigrants from India to the United States and the inter-generational shifts in acculturation.
  2. Explain and counsel clients about the health implications that affect this population. 
  3. Implement cultural humility in your daily practice and when working with Indian-American clients.

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Vandana Sheth is a Nationally recognized, award winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and owner of a successful private practice in the Los Angeles area. She has over two decades experience and specializes in intuitive eating, vegetarian nutrition, diabetes, and family nutrition.

Vandana is a sought-after food and nutrition expert for media interviews in local, national and global news outlets and successfully released a cookbook in 2019, “My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes.”

As a dynamic speaker, Vandana has presented at conferences nationwide on a variety of topics highlighting cultural foods, diversity, diabetes, and plant-based foods.

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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