Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Nutrients in Food Systems

Monday, October 19
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157650

The nutrition and dietetics profession aims to improve the nutritional status of humans, but we rarely think about the nutritional status of our food sources. What nutritional challenges are faced by crops, livestock, and marine plants and animals? How does this affect human nutrition, and what threats are posed by factors such as climate change?

In this innovative multidisciplinary panel, scientists specializing in crop nutrition, animal nutrition, and aquaculture will share foundational concepts from their systems and describe linkages to human nutrition. The food system is a common thread between these disciplines as nutrients flow through soil, water, plant, animal, waste, and human systems. This session aims to spark new ideas about comparative nutrition throughout the food system and provide a more robust understanding of grand challenges that require multidisciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the nutritional needs and challenges faced by crops, livestock, and marine plants and animals in the food system.
  • Leverage knowledge of nutrition and dietetics to identify ways that terrestrial and marine food production systems affect human nutrition.
  • Discuss ways that climate change and other factors may affect human nutrition and health through effects on the nutritional status of plant and animal food sources.

Performance Indicators:

  • 2.2.1 Identifies the need for and negotiates
    common ground with customers, interprofessional
    team members and other stakeholders.
  • 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs
    of the individual, group, community or population
  • 4.2.8 Identifies and implements a plan to address
    the problem, issue or challenge.

    Moderator(s)

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    Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN

    Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

  • Speaker(s)

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    Sylvie Brouder, PhD

    Professor

    Purdue University

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    James Ferguson, VMD, MS, MAR, ACT, ACVN

    Professor Emertius, Clinical Studies New Bolton Center

    University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

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    Jillian Fry, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor

    Towson University