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Building Cultural Competence in Nutrition and Dietetics

Tue June 23, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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three women looking at pictures of people of varying ethnicities

About This Webinar:

Nutrition disparities are pervasive among cultural minorities. Improving the nutritional status of a diverse clientele requires accounting for the cultural aspects informing their eating practices and prioritizing culture-specific needs. This session provides an overview of the steps the nutrition professional can undertake to develop cultural competence, and also addresses the principles to follow in offering culturally sensitive care and interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for attaining cultural competence in nutrition and dietetics.
  2. Describe the steps to develop cultural competence in research and counseling.
  3. Identify strategies to achieve cultural sensitivity in nutrition research and dietetics practice.


Henna Muzaffar, Ph.D., RD, FAND
Assistant Professor and Eating Disorder & Obesity Certificate Facilitator
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Wellness; School of Health Studies
College of Health & Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University

L. Karina Diaz Rios, Ph.D., RD
Cooperative Extension Specialist in Nutrition
University of California, Merced
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Continuing Education

1.0 CPEU for RDNs and NDTRs approved

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.

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Webinar Slides (Printable PDF)

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Webinar Flyer – Cultural Competency (PDF)

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