Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Nutrients in Food Systems
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN
Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Sylvie Brouder, PhD
James Ferguson, VMD, MS, MAR, ACT, ACVN
Professor Emertius, Clinical Studies New Bolton Center
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Jillian Fry, PhD, MPH