The Role of Food in Maintaining Health and Managing Disease

Recorded June 16, 2021

Continuing Education Hours: IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this recorded webinar until June 16, 2024.

Description: Current dietary guidance targets the “generally healthy population” yet, more than half of the North American population suffers from some form of diet-related chronic disease. There has been an upsurge in efforts to emphasize the role of food and nutrition in health maintenance and disease management at the retail, healthcare, federal, insurance, and dietary guidance levels. This session will explore the various angles of this concept and where there may be existing or needed alignment, as well as touch on current and future developments to ensure it is a viable option for health maintenance and disease management.

Keynote Address

Barbara Schneeman, PhD

Emeritus Professor, University of California, Davis (formerly FDA)

Perspectives Roundtable –

Moderator: Barbara Schneeman, PhD

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Perspective

Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD

Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Personalized Nutrition – the Research and Academic Perspective

Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD

Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health; Director of the Personalized Nutrition Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical Practitioner Perspective

Jamy Ard, MD

Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention

Wake Forest University

Retail Grocery Perspective

Bridget Wojciak, RDN, LD

Director of Nutrition & Dietetics, The Kroger Co.

Panel Exchange and Q&A

Performance Indicators

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 12.1.1 Promotes nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food security nutritional health and overall health and wellness.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.