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Increasing Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Exposure: Tools for Practitioners Serving Families Experiencing Limited Income

Wed March 1st: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EST


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About This Webinar:

This webinar will focus on nutrition for children affected by poverty. Many children are at risk for obesity and challenges developmentally. The discussion provides steps providers can implement to improve health and developmental outcomes for children in low-income families.

Learning Objectives: 

After this presentation, attendees should be able to :

  1. Summarize the states of nutrition for children and low-income families.
  2. Summarize the evidence-based practices of the WISE intervention, a classroom or home-based approach to increasing children’s exposure to fruits and vegetables.
  3. Apply WISE’s evidenced-based practices to design outreach activities to engage families in improving nutrition.

Food Security in Focus

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Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24 percent are food insecure. Food insecurity adversely impacts racial/ethnic minority populations, lower-income populations, and rural and remote populations. Additionally, a rise in economic insecurity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to increased food insecurity in vulnerable populations. Join OneOp as we focus on expanding food security for the military family and mobilizing family service professionals at federal, state, and local levels to work together on this issue.

Food Security in Focus



Taren M. Swindle is an Associate Professor in Family and Preventive Medicine within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Broadly, her research program focuses on understanding and improving health and developmental outcomes for children impacted by poverty. Dr. Swindle has a particular focus on obesity prevention and nutrition promotion for young children in low-income families. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of Memphis.


Julie M. Rutledge, Ph.D.
Associate professor in the school of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University. She is also a Mildred Trussell McGehee Endowed Professor. She is the Director of Education and Research at the children’s health center. She is the president of the Society for Research in Human Development (SSHD) and her focus area is on children’s preventative health and social development education.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

  • RDNs and NDTRs: 1.0 CPEU for RDNs and NDTRs approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Managers: This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board-certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLEs
  • Certificates of Attendance

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