Free Webinar with 1 CPE Ethics Credit!
Join Lorena Drago MS, RD, CDN, CDCES to learn how to break the cultural code and counsel the Hispanic population, translating nutrition into action!
This session will provide an overview of the Hispanic subgroups that live in the United States: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans. The speaker will lay the foundation of cultural competency and effective cross-cultural communication strategies when counseling individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. The session promotes services that are sensitive to cultural differences and assists participants in applying knowledge of cultural foods, religious traditions, eating patterns and food and nutrition trends.
After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:
- Broaden dietetic professionals’ and diabetes educators’ familiarity with foods and dishes that are common in the diets of their Hispanic clients.
- Make culturally relevant recommendations when working with members of the Hispanic community.
- Provide services that are sensitive to cultural differences.
This course is intended for: RDNs and CDCESs
CDR Activity Number: Live 167586 / Recorded: 167587
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE (Recording expires on May 31, 2024)
1.0 CPE CPE Level: II
Suggested Performance Indicators:
- 1.7.5 Applies knowledge of cultural foods, religious traditions, eating patterns and food and nutrition trends.
- 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social, and cultural needs of the individual, group, community population.
- 9.3.3 Develops and/or selects culturally sensitive, evidenced-based materials that are appropriate to the audience.
Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.
Lorena Drago MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
Lorena Drago is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist and author of the bi-lingual book, “Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Latino Guide to Eating Healthy with Diabetes” published by the American Diabetes Association, Co-editor, and author of Cultural Foods and the 15-Minute Consultation – Tips, Tools, and Activities to Make your Nutrition Counseling More Effective published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lorena specializes in multicultural nutrition education. She is the owner of Hispanic Foodways, LLC winner of the 2006 NYC Small Business Award.
Disclosures: Lorena discloses that she has received financial support from Siggi’s, Dairy Max and Forager Project for her Breaking the Cultural Code program, however, she certifies that there is no conflict of interest for this program.
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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