Webinar Archives

Webinar Archives
HEN is pleased to announce that  CEUs are now available for viewing the archived recordings under Activity 175 (“Recorded Pre-Approved CPE”). The archived webinar or presentation must be listened to or viewed within one (1) year of the original date of the webinar or live presentation to claim the CPE credit. RDNs can claim up to 15 CPEUs and DTRs can claim 10 CPEUs under the 175 - Certificate activity for each five-year recertification cycle.  

Please scroll to the end of each webinar’s description to access the link to the recording and the CEU certificate. 

2016 Webinar Archives

Tackling Food Insecurity in Your Community

Aired Live on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)

Food insecurity continues to be a pervasive issue in the United States, particularly for certain populations who face unique challenges to reliable food access. Community-based approaches to addressing food insecurity are crucial to effectively addressing barriers to food security in these populations. This webinar will explore several such approaches and the role Registered Dietitians (RD/RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) working in a range of areas of practice can play in supporting better food security for their patient/client populations, and their community as a whole. This webinar is hosted collaboratively with the Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition MIG, and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Presenters:  Yvonne Greer, MPH, RD, CD, Chair, NOBIDAN and Owner, Y-EAT Right; and Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, Rutgers University and MIDAN


To obtain CEUs for watching the archived webinar, please follow these steps:

1)     Watch the webinar via one of these links:

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=d7cc3bd5a4050cdf0cb8cab9d5dcc968

Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=58ddd0d375abcf9b95bae731117437a9

2)    After viewing the webinar, click here to obtain your CEU Certificate

Food Security Policy 101: It’s Every RD’s Business!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Public policy has an important influence on a wide variety of food security issues at the national, state, and local levels. RDs and DTRs—particularly HEN members—working in all areas of practice are impacted by these policies and have opportunities to influence them to improve food security for their patients, clients, and target populations. This webinar will cover specific examples of national and local food security policy issues, including Child Nutrition Reauthorization and local food policy councils. The webinar will also discuss opportunities for RDs and DTRs working in various areas of practice to get involved and influence these policymaking processes.

Presenters:  Patty Keane, MS, RD, Chair, AND Child Nutrition Reauthorization Workgroup; Megan Myrdal, MS, RDN, and Abby Gold, PhD, MPH, RD, Cass Clay Food Systems Advisory Commission


To obtain CEUs for watching the archived webinar, please follow these steps:

1)      Watch the webinar via one of these links:

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=7adad9b4f21e685f322e530d52159728

Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=d9e10c0ff758b4e9b72acba2eef33ab3

2)      After viewing the webinar, click here to obtain your CEU Certificate:LINK TO CEU CERTIFICATE 

Food Waste in America: What Every RD Should Know 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Current estimates indicate fully 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This means Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $162 billion each year! Effectively addressing food waste is an important component of efforts to address food security, maximize budgets and conserve resources. This webinar will explore current national initiatives to address food waste, and will also share examples and considerations for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered working in a variety of areas of practice in how they can minimize food loss and waste among their clients, food service operations, and communities. This webinar is sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and hosted by the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Presenters: JoAnne Berkenkamp, MPP, Natural Resources Defense Council; Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Barbara Hartman, MS, RDN, LD, Martinsburg VA Medical Center


To obtain CEUs for watching the archived webinar, please follow these steps:

1)      Watch the webinar via one of these links:

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=0f61f1c920a9ae30437c6fba5518225f

Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=a03e44c40b9fc377cb281cdf3871681c

2)      After viewing the webinar, click here to obtain your CEU Certificate:LINK TO CEU CERTIFICATE 

2015 Webinar Archives

Benefits of Organically-Produced Foods: Review of Research and Implications for Practice 

 April 17, 2015 

New studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have been published supporting the benefits of organically-produced foods, including benefits to consumers and the environment. This new research fuels the ongoing debate about the benefits of organic versus conventional foods. This webinar will provide an overview of this ongoing discussion, describe the new studies, and provide tips and tools for RDNs to use when discussing this topic with clients, other nutrition and health professionals, and the general public. A discussion of HEN's new Organic Talking Points will also be included. This session has been approved for 1.5 CEUs.

Presenters: Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD; Kristine Nichols, PhD, Rodale Institute


Additional Resources

CEUs are no longer available for viewing the archived webinar. You may still watch the archived webinar using the links below.

1)     Watch the webinar via one of these links: 

Streaming recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=974cea67db14a74d8b32c96ebeca2338

 Download recording link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=cd3e04286e78af2f6fff910ecdb850c0

The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Evidence and Implications for RDNs

March 25, 2015
A growing body of evidence links diet and nutrition throughout the life span with breast cancer risk and prognosis after initial diagnosis and treatment. Chemical contaminants in food may also play a role. This webinar will provide an overview of the literature establishing these connections as reviewed in "The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention and Hope for Healing"  by Dr. Ted Schettler. Dr. Kim Robien will share resources RDNs can use when communicating about the role of diet in breast cancer prevention and treatment. This webinar is being hosted collaboratively by the Oncology Nutrition DPG and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG. 
Presenters: Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science and Environmental Health Network; Kim Robien, PhD, RD, CSO, FAND, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, George Washington University


CEUs are no longer available for viewing the archived webinar. You may still watch the archived webinar using the links below.

1)    Watch the webinar via this link:  http://dpg-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/ondpg/documents/d5eee869dd89dd87/The_Ecology_of_Breast_Cancer_Evidence_and_Implications_for_RDNs-20150325_1900-1.mp4

2)    After viewing the webinar, click here to obtain your CEU Certificate: http://dpg-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/ondpg/documents/b074dfbe6c03591d/2015_ON_Breast_Cancer_Ecology_code_175.pdf

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Primer for RDNs 

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals can lead to a host of problems, including antibiotic resistance. This webinar provides an overview of the challenges and concerns associated with inappropriate antibiotic use, with a focus on considerations for RDNs in various areas of practice. The webinar will also highlight current efforts at the national level to address this issue through comprehensive stewardship in both clinical care and food animal production. This webinar is being hosted collaboratively by the Public Health Community Nutrition DPG and the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG.
Presenters: Saul Hymes, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children's Hospital; Bruce Stewart-Brown, DVM, Food Safety & Quality, Perdue Farms; Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN, Health Care Without Harm

CEUs are no longer available for viewing the archived webinar. You may still watch the archived webinar using the links below.

1)    Watch the webinar via this link:

Streaming recording link:  
Download recording link:   https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/lsr.php?RCID=f3e1e489eb2711f5d1e7b7986f82635a

2014 Webinar Archives

Title: Everyone Plays a Part!  Exploring the new Standards of Professional Performance in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems: Click here for the webinar. Click here for the powerpoint slides.

Description: The Academy recently adopted new Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems.  Issues of sustainability and resilience apply to all aspects of nutrition and dietetics practice, can be practiced at both the program and systems level, and are broader than any one specific practice setting or individual intervention.  This webinar explores the new SOPP, how Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) in different areas of practice are applying the SOPP to their work, and resources available to support applying the SOPP to your practice. 

Moderator: Ashley Colpaart 


 Dianne Lollar, MPH, RDN, LD

  • Role in HEN:  Chair HEN                  
  • Professional Title:  Nutrition Director Public Health Area 1

 Lisa Dierk

  • Lisa Dierks RD, LD
  • HEN Secretary 

 Tammy Steinitz

  • Name, Credentials: Tamara Steinitz, MS RD
  • Role in HEN: Past Co-Editor of HEN Post, Member of SOPP SRHFWS working group

A webinar series: Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture

This is a three-part webinar series, "How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture," and is offered by Health Care without Harm, an international coalition including health care systems, hospitals and medical professionals. The webinars will focus on emerging science of farm practices and federal policy, clinical advocacy and success stories of hospital foodservice systems. 

In 2011, the Academy's Antibiotic Resistance and Residues Work Group was tasked with examining published research and expert opinions regarding the risk of antibiotic resistance – both demonstrated and theoretical – in humans related to the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antibiotic use in animals. The work group also determined to offer Academy members more educational opportunities on this topic, such as this HCWH series 


HCWH maintains a formal network relationship with the Academy’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group.

HEN and Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group Collaborative Webinar
The collaborative webinar entitled "The Food Climate Connection" was a great success. The webinar provides information relating to how the foods we eat affect the environment where we live. Click here to view the webinar part 1 and part 2 and for the powerpoint presentation. Also, additional resources include a fact sheet on eating more plant based meals as well as a commentary on climate change and climate policy.

The first of three HEN 2014 webinar series can now be accessed! This webinar outlines what dietitians need to know relating to genetically-modified food labeling and seed saving. Click here to view the webinar and for the powerpoint presentation.


The Role of Dietitians in the Local Food Movement

The roles dietitians should fill in the local food initiatives; along with how local food programs can impact a dietitian’s practice are discussed.  The need for research related to local food, and how dietitians are uniquely qualified to carry out that research are explained. Obtain access the webinar presentation and related materials: powerpoint presentation, ORCA and the "Good food on a budget handout".


  • Discuss various local food initiatives including community gardens, urban farms, food hubs, farmers markets, and community supported agriculture.
  • Explain the role of local food on the human, environmental and economic health of a community.
  • Describe the various roles dietitians can plan in bringing local food initiatives into their community, or increasing the impact of current local food efforts.
  • Explain how dietitians can, and should, incorporate local food into their diet prescriptions.
  • Provide participants with the guidance they need to successfully contribute to local food initiatives. 


Pesticides in our Food: The How, What, and Why Dietitians Need to Know: PROGRAM 3

Event Description:  This webinar will review research on the impact of pesticides on human and environmental health in addition to farm viability and growth.  Learn from farmer and RD Mary Jo Forbaard who will discuss her  first-hand experience in managing pests to run a successful farm.  Melinda Hemmelgarn will outline the current science behind the controversies surrounding pesticide use highlighting what dietitian’s need to know to educate their clients. Please click here to view the webinar or to access the powerpoint and sources discussed.


Part 1: Innovative Solutions for Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies in Mental Health

  • Speaker: Marydale DeBor, JD. 
  1. Learn practical and innovative tools being used to integrate a community food program within a behavioral health facility utilizing a multidisciplinary team and impacting various levels of care.
Please click here to access the webinar.

Part 2: Understand the clinical symptoms associated with MTHFR polymorphism and discuss the absorptive differences between folic acid found in food vs. prescribed medical foods (i.e., Deplin)
  • Speaker: Tegan Medico, MS, RD, MPH.
  • Speaker: April Winslow, MS, RD.

Please click here to access the webinar.


The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to have brought you this three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems. This webinar series was brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.

Healthy Institutions: Strategies for Farm to Tray
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

>> Download slides (7.7 MB PDF) 

Hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions have tremendous capacity to influence the food marketplace with their purchasing dollars. Learn from these experts’ strategies for integrating local, sustainable foods into institutions. Speakers will discuss success and challenges in working in their respective settings and how RDs a shift in culture to support a regional purchasing model.

Healthy Institutions: Strategies For Farm to Tray from HEN DPG on Vimeo.

Moderator: Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN; Healthy Food Program Coordinator, Global non-profit Health Care Without Harm; HEN Chair

  • Diane Imrie, MBA, RD; Director of Nutrition Services at nationally recognized Fletcher Allen Health Care; HEN Member
  • Deborah Kane, MS; National Director Farm to School Program Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services

2) Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science to Policy
Monday, October 29, 2012
2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

>> Download slides (3.4 MB PDF)
>> Download GMO resources handout (393 K PDF)
>> Download Benbrook Point/CounterPoint (604 K PDF)

>> Download The Sustainable Primer on Sustainable Food Systems (1.5 MB PDF)

GMOs have emerged as a common conventional agricultural practice globally for an increasingly challenging agricultural environment. Agricultural science experts will review the current GMO technology as it relates to the sustainability of our food and water systems. Speakers will discuss the research surrounding the safety of GMOs for human and environmental health. Pertinent and pending policy surrounding the use and labeling of GMOs will be reviewed and open for discussion by attendees.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science to Policy from HEN DPG on Vimeo.

Moderator: Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD; Award-winning journalist and founder Food Sleuth®, LLC