From Research to Practice: Tools of the Trade from Texas State
Date: Jan 13, 2022
Time: 6:00-7:45 PM
How savvy are your collaboration skills? To what degree do you engage fathers in your nutrition assessment? Does unconscious bias affect your effectiveness as a dietetics professional?
Learn the answers to these questions and more as our nutrition rockstars from Texas State share surprising findings about their latest work! Not only that, but learn how to optimize success in your practice, whether it’s helping to address food insecurity in a community or supporting nutrition and behavior changes within individual families!
Here’s our superstar line-up in 3 Acts:
Act I: Dr. Lesli Biediger-Friedman
“Food Security LEADers and the H.O.M.E. Study Building Capacity to Address Food and Nutrition Security”
Lesli Biediger-Friedman, PhD, MPH, RD is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Co-Coordinator in the Nutrition and Foods Program at Texas State University. Her research focuses on policy, systems, and environmental approaches to explore innovative strategies to build public health and community nutrition capacity. She will describe best practices for collaborations between institutions and community partners, provide a Nutrition Care Practice model for developing a community food security intervention and expanding community capacity to address college student food and nutrition security. Finally, she will describe the H.O.M.E. Study and student-led research to investigate college student food security during a pandemic.
Act II: Dr Cassandra M. Johnson, PhD, MSPH
“Working with fathers in a behavioral nutrition program: Lessons learned”
Cassandra M. Johnson, PhD, MSPH is an Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Foods Program at Texas State University. Her research focuses on achieving equity in nutrition for historically socioeconomically disadvantaged populations through policies, systems, and environmental changes. Dr Johnson will describe the role and importance of including fathers in nutrition interventions within families. Furthermore, she will review the differences between family-based and family-centered interventions, identify family-level influences on nutrition behaviors as well as strategies that support behavior change within family systems.
Act III: Ms Hannah Thornton
“Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Practice of Dietetics”
Hannah Thornton, MS, RD, LD is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director in the Nutrition and Foods Program at Texas State University. Her research focuses on college student food security and diversity, equity, and inclusion in dietetics education. In addition to her work at Texas State, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit focused on increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of color. Dr. Thornton will help us differentiate between cultural competence and cultural humility and to analyze how one of our own cultural identities impacts our practice. Finally, she will show us how to apply the concept of positionality to power dynamics in the workplace and treatment space. Hannah’s work was recently published in the Aug 2021 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lastly, a copy of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF),Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment of the Patient with Kidney Disease, 6th Edition will be awarded. (Valued at $23.72)