Hispanics/Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States. They also suffer disproportionally from type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. This presentation is designed for the healthcare professional who provide nutrition and diabetes counseling to Hispanics and want to learn about food practices, nutrition composition of traditional foods and culturally appropriate teaching strategies and interventions.
Educational Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to compare and contrast traditional foods and dietary practices among the largest Hispanic subgroups in the USA
- Food groups
- Cultural considerations
- Practical counseling tips
- Describe the difference between assimilation and acculturation
- How to counsel effectively across the acculturation spectrum
- Choose different education tools and activities to make nutrition counseling more effective
- Addressing the needs of the auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learners
- Teaching tools that address cultural needs
Target audience: Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists, Certified Diabetes Educators who are Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Physicians and other health care professionals working with persons with diabetes.
Speaker Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
Author of the books:
- Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Guide to Eating Well with Diabetes
- 15-Minute Consultation: Tips, Tools, and Activities to Make your Nutrition Counseling More Effective
- Contributing author and co-editor of the book Cultural Food Practices and Diabetes
- Print Communications Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialty Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2012-2015)
- Department Editor for American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) In Practice
- Winner of the Diabetic Living People’s Choice Award in 2012
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.
Certified Diabetes Educators
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is an approved provider of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educator. Certified Diabetes Educators can use this continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for renewal of certification.
Statement of Credit: Your statement of credit will be issued upon completion of the program. Email Lorena@diabetesontheweb.com for additional information.