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Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers webinar series


The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to bring this 3 part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems.  This webinar series is supported the sponsor Stonyfield Inc.

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Healthy Institutions: Strategies for Farm to Tray    
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
3:00 - 4:00 pm EST 
1 CPE Credit Available 

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Hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions have tremendous capacity to influence the food marketplace with their purchasing dollars.  Learn from these experts’ strategies for integrating local, sustainable foods into institutions.  Speakers will discuss success and challenges in working in their respective settings and how RDs a shift in culture to support a regional purchasing model.   

Moderator: Stacia Clinton RD LDN Healthy Food Program Coordinator, Global non-profit Health Care Without Harm, HEN Chair 

Speaker: Diane Imrie, MBA. RD. Director of Nutrition Services at nationally recognized Fletcher Allen Health Care. HEN Member 

Speaker Deborah Kane, MS National Director Farm to School Program  Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services 


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science Policy 
Monday, October  29, 2012 
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST  
CPE Credits Pending,  Learning Codes: 2040, 8018 and 4000. Level 1

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GMOs have emerged as a common conventional agricultural practice globally for an increasingly challenging agricultural environment.  Agricultural science experts will review the current GMO technology as it relates to the sustainability of our food and water systems.  Speakers will discuss the research surrounding the safety of GMOs for human and environmental health.  Pertinent and pending policy surrounding the use and labeling of GMOs will be reviewed and open for discussion by attendees. 

Moderator: Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD. Award-winning journalist and founder Food Sleuth®, LLC

Speaker: Chuck Benbrook, MA, PhD. Professor Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

Speaker : Michael Hansen, Ph.D. Senior Staff Scientist with Consumers Union

Speaker : Jill Krueger, JD. Senior Attorney, The Network for Public Health Law


Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Within the US, is it really more expensive to eat well? As RDs, what is needed to support increasing access to healthy food for our nations’ food insecure? Speakers will discuss the tension that exists between obtaining sufficient calories for basic nutrition verses providing healthy sources of nutritious foods.  Experts in research and on the grounds will discuss the trend in current consumption patterns and the plausibility for success of new resources available to the nation’s food insecure.  

Moderator: Hannah Miller RD.

Speaker: Dawn Undurrga, MS, RD, Environmental Working Group

Speaker : Feeding America 

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System Requirements
PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees  - Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet