Healthy People 2030: Addressing Health Disparities in Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity

Tuesday, October 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170826


 Healthy People (HP) provides a strategic framework for a national prevention agenda and communicates a vision for improving health and achieving health equity. Diet is a key contributor to disparities in many chronic diseases. Therefore, it is important to understand how nutrition-related behaviors contribute to these health disparities. This session will summarize key results from disparities analyses of HP2020 nutrition and weight status (NWS) objectives, review available HP web-based tools for accessing and using these data, and describe NWS objectives for HP2030. These objectives target improving food security, fruit and vegetable consumption, dietary intake; and reducing overweight and obesity. This session will explore disparities among at-risk populations based on race/ethnicity, sex, geography, and socioeconomic status; identify potential public health priorities to reduce chronic disease risk; and offer dietitians and other public health professionals tools for research and education to improve health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how nutrition professionals can utilize Healthy People data and resources in their diverse communities and practices
  • Identify web-based resources that showcase the HP 2020/2030 NWS objective data, with a focus on disparities.
  • Define populations and public health priorities that need additional investment to reduce chronic disease risk and promote health equity

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.1.1 Advocates for and promotes food and nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food insecurity, nutritional health and overall health and wellness.
  • 12.3.1 Designs programs, interventions, or initiatives based on assessment and surveillance data and evidence-based literature.
  • 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.