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Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetic Practice Group
May 2018
Spring Webinar


Register now for the NEP/MIDAN Collaborative Spring Webinar

Working within the Muslim Community: A Dietitian's Guide to Culturally Competent Nutrition Education
May 7, 2018 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, 12 pm MDT, 11 pm PDT
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Speaker: Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES

Description: Culture is an integral part of how we shape our behaviors towards health and wellbeing. To educate about healthy eating and disease management and prevention, nutrition professionals are tasked with meeting the needs of people from different cultures and beliefs. Most often, however, they are challenged by limited knowledge, tools and resources to offer care in a culturally competent and informed manner. With the heterogeneity of American Muslims there is a plethora of unique food practices which are guided by shared religious laws, but influenced by cultural differences. During this webinar we will explore the diversity of Muslim culture, describe some Muslim holidays, beliefs and practices that effect nutritional status of patients. We will also look at some of the challenges to weight management within the Muslim communities in the US.

  • Identify the diversity within the Muslim population.
  • Recognize about some nutritional trends in the Muslim Population.
  • Understand the use of CAM in Muslim populations Identify culturally appropriate strategies useful in helping to motivate behavior change in Muslim patients

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