How to communicate nutrition and well-being in a science-based, but emotionally compelling way may sound simple, but it’s quite challenging in today’s ocean of headlines that promote food and nutrition through fear versus fact. The opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists is clear: People need guidance from a trusted source who can help them distinguish between myth and fact ― so they can feel good about their food choices and nourishing their families and not guilted into making choices they perceive to be better, when they often are not better and can be more expensive. Misleading information can dupe consumers and cause serious unintended consequences for those facing food insecurity in the U.S. and around the world. The presentation will include common myths about sustainable diets and point out what the science really supports.
- Effectively dispel common myths about sustainable diets with evidence-based science
- Consider domestic and global implications of misleading information about sustainable food systems
- Identify professional opportunities for RDNs in sustainable nutrition