Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Nutrition Education Programs for Disadvantaged Communities
Reducing chronic diseases and health disparities in disadvantaged communities through innovative culturally focused nutrition programming that emphasizes authentic nutrition education and advocacy by practitioners and experts.
- Identify practical ways to provide effective, culturally sensitive nutrition education to disadvantaged and minority communities.
- Explain strategic methods to collaborate or partner with programs such as, wellness industries, schools, government, and Medicaid Programs.
- Describe effective advocacy strategies for influencing community nutrition policies to further reduce racial inequities and health disparities in minority and disadvantaged communities.
- 12.3.3 Takes into consideration any population and environmental disparities (health, availability, finances, access) when developing programs.
- 12.4.2 Collaborates with community partners to implement programs based on the assessed needs, values, beliefs, limitations and strengths of the population.
- 9.3.3 Develops and/or selects culturally sensitive, evidence-based materials that are appropriate to the audience.
Elgloria Harrison, DM, MHA, RRT
Lehman College, City University of New York
Sapna Batheja, PhD., RD, LDN
Speaker/ Assistant Professor
George Mason University
Charmaine Jones, MS, RDN, LDN
Charanya Sundar, MS, RD, LDN
Speaker/ Public Health Nutritionist
DC Department of Aging