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Supporting Nutrition Security for Military Families through a Multilayered Approach

May 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A woman in her uniform cooks breakfast for a young child in a kitchen, food security in focus logo

About This Webinar:

Join this interactive workshop to discover strategies to improve nutrition security for military families. Learn about the Spectrum of Prevention as a public health framework to understand systemic drivers of hunger, poor nutrition, and chronic disease and explore the nuanced ways these challenges show up in military families. Through thought-provoking conversations, participants will brainstorm a range of solutions while a graphic artist produces a visual representation of the dialogue in real-time.

Food Security in Focus

2023 MFRA logo wheat icon in front of a blue starTake advantage of OneOp’s Food Security in Focus collection, offering live and on-demand programming related to food security. 

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


Noelle Harden

Noelle Harden hails from Moorhead, Minnesota, where she has worked as a Health and Nutrition Educator for the last ten years. Noelle is a creative thinker and has used a range of strategies to address nutrition security in her work and personal life. At the University of Minnesota Extension, she supports communities and organizations in advancing food justice and health equity through public participation.

Image of Sherrill Knezel

Sherrill Knezel is a graphic recorder, illustrator, art educator, and founder of Meaningful Marks LLC, based in the Milwaukee, WI area where she uses visuals and graphic recording to uplift, and amplify the work of nonprofits, educators, and corporate sector clients having conversations and creating generative and transformative change in their communities. She leads visual literacy workshops to empower people to use visuals to increase connection, clarity, and collaboration and is the author of Heart Speak: A Visual Interpretation of Let Your Life Speak

Sherrill created two graphic recordings for this webinar. The first captures the content and conversation around military families experiencing food security, the connections between national security and nutrition security, and how to take a systems approach to nutrition security.

A graphic recording of ideas shared in the Supporting Nutrition Security Workshop

The second graphic recording captures the ideas and examples that were shared by participants in each of the six areas in the Spectrum of Prevention.


A graphic recording of ideas shared in the Supporting Nutrition Security Workshop

Using the graphics above and participants’ ideas for preventing nutrition insecurity, we created a Conversation Harvest document (PDF) you can use for ideas and inspiration in addressing nutrition security. You can download it using the link below.

Conversation Harvest from Supporting Nutrition Security Workshop

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

This webinar is being submitted for the following continuing education (CE) credits:

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT:  Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists 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 Manager:  This program is waiting for approval for 1.5 clock hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for board-certified case managers.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credits for CFLEs.
  • Dietary: CPEU from the Commission on Dietetic Registration for RDNs and NDTRs 
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC): This webinar has been submitted and is approved for 1.5 CE credits.
  • Certified Personal Financial Counselors (CPFC): This webinar has been submitted and is approved for 1.5 CE credits.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.5 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS):This course is awaiting approval for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS.
  • Certified Nutrition & Wellness Educator (CNWE):This course is awaiting approval for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CNWE.
  • Certificates of Attendance:  Available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Event Materials:

Supporting Nutrition Security – Resource List PDF

Supporting Nutrition Security – PowerPoint Slides – PDF

Graphic Recording of Food Security Content

Graphic Recording of Ideas Promoted by the Spectrum of Prevention

Supporting Nutrition Security Conversation Harvest

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

Food Insecurity Assessment Video

Photo Credit: iStock/YakobchukOlena


May 24, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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How To Join

Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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Food Security in Focus