145. Climate Change and Nutrition: Cause for Concern?

Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149630

Climate change is a hot topic in the U.S. with advocates who fear significant global implications on one hand and some who argue whether there is in fact an issue at all on the other. This session will showcase the work of two expert scientists and examine the scientific evidence as relates to climate change, nutrients, and health risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the hidden shift in the quality of plants and essential minerals caused by rising carbon dioxide levels in the environment and global impact on dietary intake of nutrients
  • Identify impacts of and adaptation to climate variability and change, including foodborne safety and security and estimate the current and future health risks associated with climate change
  • Recommend agricultural and dietary recommendation policy changes needed to reduce the risks of climate change

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1080 Legislation, public policy
  • 8018 Environmental, agricultural, and technologic influences on food systems
  • 2090 Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals

Performance Indicator:

  • 3.2.7 Contributes to the development and revision of government policies.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.


  • Kristie Ebi, MS, PhD

  • Irakli Loladze, PhD