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135. Hot Topic - State of the Climate: Global to Local Nutrition and Health Impacts

  • Room: Hall B2
Sunday, October 16, 2016: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CEU Credits:1.5
Level 2 - Intermediate


Despite the majority of nutrition professionals being concerned with climate change and its impact on human health only about one-third of dietitians are incorporating climate change mitigation strategies into practice, which include efforts to reduce or prevent emission of greenhouse gases.  After this session, participants will be well versed on the state of the climate, how it affects agriculture, and how it will impact human health globally and locally in the years to come. The session will also cover the efforts being made to incorporate sustainable diets into nutrition based public policy. Participants will leave feeling empowered and able to adopt climate change mitigation strategies into their practice. 

Planned with The Academy Committee for Lifelong Learning

1 Learning Objectives

Describe how climate change will impact the food supply and human health over the next 30 years

2 Learning Objectives:
Identify global, regional, and local impacts of climate change on the food supply and human health

3 Learning Objectives:
Apply at least two climate change mitigation strategies into their dietetic practice

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Abigail Copenhaver RDN, CDN
Registered Dietitian
Farmstead Nutrition and Consulting, LLC Child Care Council Inc.
Session Speaker
Kristin Ohlson
Session Speaker
Timothy Griffin PhD
Director – Agriculture Food and Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy – Tufts University