UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinars will be recorded and the recording and slides will be posted in the Archived Webinars.

One CPE certificate for those who attend the live event or One CPE certificate (code 175/self study) for those who watch the recorded presentation

Healthy Food For All: Challenges to and Strategies for Promoting Access to Nutritious Food  
presented by Jenna Umbriac, RDN

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

42 million Americans may not know where they will find their next meal. Food insecurity is associated with poorer health outcomes across the lifespan, for both acute and chronic disease, and both physical and mental health. This webinar will provide some examples of how RDs and DTRs are working with/within food assistance providers to increase access to nutritious foods. More importantly, the webinar will also provide practical suggestions for RDs/DTRs that work in various areas of practice to support clients who may be experiencing food insecurity in living healthy lifestyles.
The attendee will be able to…
1.    Understand the specific challenges and strategies for providing nutrition and nutrition education in the food assistance sector.
2.    Identify at least one way the RD or DTR can play a role in improving the health of individuals/households experiencing food insecurity.
3.    Learn how to screen for food insecurity and intervene on behalf of individuals who may benefit from food assistance.

Presenter, Jenna Umbria, RDN

Jenna Umbriac is a Registered Dietitian who believes that access to nourishing food is a basic human right. She currently serves as Director of Programs and Policies at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD.   At Manna, Jenna directs the weekend food assistance program, Smart Sacks, nutrition education programming, and designs policies to ensure Manna is providing a safe and healthful food supplement.  She also works to provide regionally produced and nutritious food to Manna’s participants through donor education and partnerships with local farms and farm markets. Prior to her position at Manna, Jenna taught life science to middle schoolers as a Vincention Service Corps volunteer before earning an M.S. in nutrition from Bastyr University and completing her dietetic internship at Virginia Tech. Jenna also holds a B.S. in biology from Loyola University, Maryland