Understanding the Connection Between Racism and Nutrition-related Health Outcomes (3-Part Series)
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/23/2020 to 10/15/2020
When: September 23, October 7, and October 15
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: WAND Office
920-560-5619


Online registration is available until: 10/15/2020
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This is a 3-part webinar series. Please see the information below when each session takes place. Each part will start at 11:30 am and go until 1:00 pm.

September 23: Building a Foundation of Social Justice Language, Concepts and Resources

Addressing systemic racism and pervasive inequities across nutrition and dietetics includes possessing an understanding of U.S.-based racial dynamics and race relations. Par 1 of this 3-part series focuses on building a foundation of language and concepts, which includes guidelines for facilitating authentic and productive discussion.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe key terms and concepts related to bias and ethnocentric behavior
  • Explain levels of societal racism
  • Identify ally resources related to nutrition and dietetics

Participants will have post-webinar activities to complete prior to the 10/7 webinar.


October 7: Combating Structural Racism and Nutrition-related Health Disparities

Using key terms and concepts related to how implicit biases and structural racism can shape health outcomes within BIPOC, part 2 of this series focuses on the impact racism has on the social determinants of health and subsequently nutrition-related health disparities. Working from the mind-set of an asset-based approach, participants will gain an awareness and appreciation of community-led work improving the health within Wisconsin communities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe historical and present-day factors related to the prevalence of disease within U.S.-based communities experiencing highest rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke
  • Explain the importance of an asset-based approach to patient care and community partnerships
  • Identify community-based programs and resources fostering resilience, and improving health outcomes.

Participants will have post-webinar activities to complete prior to the 10/15 webinar.


October 15: Cultural Humility within Dietetics Practice

The 3-part webinar series concludes with an exploration of the shift toward cultural humility and the provision of culture-centered food and nutrition care. Participants gain an appreciation of the numerous factors influencing food habits and an understanding that food, culture, and identity are often inseparable and therefore must be part of a successful food and nutrition intervention.

Learning outcomes:

  • Apply principles of cultural humility within dietetics practice
  • Appreciated the complexity of the factors influencing food habits
  • Explore the six guiding principles to a trauma-informed approach to food and nutrition care
  • Describe guiding principles for dietitians performing community-engaged food and nutrition care and research

Participants will have post-webinar activities to complete.