Obesity Prevention from the Lens of the Food Insecure
Recording from Monday, September 16 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Food-as-medicine prescription has been around for decades. But, it’s finally making inroads as medical institutions, food pantries, and other organizations make food a formal part of care. As they pave the way, their food and health advice must take into account the whole person’s life - income, issues surrounding poverty, education, race, safety, culture, transportation, housing, insurance, emotional well-being, access to healthy food, and so much more. Innovative partnerships take these factors into account as they look to develop better diabetes prevention strategies, increase the distribution of healthy foods for everyone, address food insecurity in healthcare settings, and more. Join this webinar to explore the importance of intentional partnerships as they build communities that disrupt cycle of hunger.
- Describe how poverty, environmental injustice, and other social determinants impact people’s health.
- Provide national and local examples of approaches to reduce these health disparities.
- Outline resources nutrition educators can use to strengthen their policy, system and environmental changes for the food insecure populations.
Continuing Education Credits:
- PA NEN has been approved to provide registered dietitians and dietetic technicians with 1 Continuing Education Credit at CPE Level 1 from the Commission of Dietetic Registration.
- PA NEN has been approved for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) 1 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hour (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This credit hour costs $20 for webinar attendees.