Member Webinar: BUILDING BRIDGES: Racial Justice Unpacked: Nutrition Education as a Racial Issue

Wednesday, September 25, 2019  Hi There!

The Infectious Disease subgroup is excited for you to join their webinar on Wednesday, September 25: Racial Justice Unpacked: Nutrition Education as a Racial Issue.


Date: Wednesday, September 25 at 1 pm EST, Noon CST, 11 am MST, 10 am PST.

Webinar: BUILDING BRIDGES: Racial Justice Unpacked: Nutrition Education as a Racial Issue

Cost: FREE for MNDPG members and $15.00 for non-members

CEU: 1


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: By 2045, the United States will become ‘minority white’ according to Census projections; this means that people of color will make up the majority. If they lack skills in cultural competence, RDs will be unprepared to examine their own biases and will limit patients from engaging more fully in healthier eating behaviors. In this webinar, we will analyze how historical trauma can shape patients’ experiences and identify ‘outdated’ care modalities that keep RDs from being able to fully connect with their patients. We will explore racial justice as it relates to nutrition education and assists RDs in acquiring the resilience of a culturally competent provider. Additionally, examples and practical suggestions will be offered to assist RDs in strengthening their cultural competence muscles.

Upon completion of this program, the successful participant will be able to:
1 ) Describe the racial justice framework of the United States of America and how the dietitian can provide guidance and offers race-sensitive suggestions that take into account a patient's dietary patterns and preferences.

2) List questions that can be used for motivational interviewing and that acknowledge a spectrum of food availability and the ability to satisfy nutritional requirements. Specifically, structure these questions in a way that will narrow the gap between interviewer and client.

3) Describe how unconscious bias limits the RD’s ability to connect with clients and create the most productive outcomes. In particular, consider that a middle or upper-class upbringing fails to educate those in that strata from appreciating that far fewer choices are available to those that occupy the lower socioeconomic rungs.

CPE Program Level:
Level 2: General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered.

Nikki Akparewa, RN, MSN, MPH is a nurse entrepreneur and Creative Director of Transform Nursing; an organization with the mission of equipping nurses globally with the tools to confidently provide socially just care to diverse populations. With over a decade of experiences in international nursing, critical care, hospital, and community-based care, Nikki is an expert on navigating tough conversations around race, class and other social structures that health care providers need to learn to deliver safe compassionate care.

CDR Essential Practice Competencies:
1. 1040 Cultural Sensitivity
2. 7050 Customer Focus
3. 6070 Interview Listening skills

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