Free Webinars developed for health care providers


Archived Webinars

These free webinars were developed for health care providers, and are viewable to anyone who has an interest in the topics. Webinars were recorded for future viewing

Love of Eating. Fear of Food. How to Empower Consumers in an Age of Mistrust.

Consumers are asking more questions than ever before about their food. At the same time, the world is more connected today than ever before. Information – and misinformation – is easily accessible, and often the conversation around food, health and nutrition could use more balance. The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) research shows that communicating through shared values is much more effective in building trust than simply answering questions with facts. Join this webinar to explore research and models developed by CFI to learn how you can put shared values to work in your practice.

About the webinar:

Learn more about this webinar which was held on May 11, 2016. 


From Potato Chips to Mini-meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks


With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of their daily calories from snacks, and the most common snacks are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor. 

About the webinar

Learn more about this archived webinar held May 5, 2015 that outlined reality-based solutions to help health professionals teach and motivate their clients to use snacking as an opportunity to fill nutrient gaps, optimize health and achieve their nutrition goals. The webinar was co-sponsored with the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.



The Power of Protein: Separating Hype From Reality

Protein is getting considerable attention for a wide range of health benefits. Nutrition educators need to stay one step ahead of the consumer in order to separate the fact from fiction. This webinar will outline the most substantiated health effects of protein, discuss the importance of regular consumption throughout the day, clarify how much is needed, identify specific groups that may benefit from higher levels and outline high quality sources. 

About the webinar:

This 75 minute webinar was presented on Tuesday May 6, 2014.

Learn more about this event co-sponsored with the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. 


Early Childhood Nutrition: How to Get Feeding off to a Positive and Healthy Start

Nutrition educators, join us for this engaging webinar and learn about this critical time between infancy and toddlerhood which sets the stage for later success in childhood feeding.  

About the Webinar:

This session will outline the feeding transition between infancy and toddlerhood, taking into account the dual purpose of optimizing the child's growth and development while minimizing obesity risk. 

  • Parents are often misinformed about what to feed their child, confused by conflicting information from various sources, and overwhelmed by many food choices in the marketplace.
  • Beverages are a particular concern as children are transitioning from breast milk or formula and parents are unclear about the best choices for their growing child.
  • The nutrition educator will be equipped with strategies on how to help parents foster healthy eating habits in their children.


The Way We Eat: Looking Beyond Nutrients to Help Clients Build Better Diets

Play The Way We Eat Webinar

Featured Speakers:
Mary Young, M.S., R.D., Polly Adema, Ph.D., Laura Thomas, M.E.D., R.D., L.D.

Consumers make food decisions for a variety of reasons. Health and nutrition are two factors but there are many more: culture, heritage, emotions, building memories and celebrating special occasions. Food is also an expression of creativity and love. Certain subgroups—such as Millenials—have even more pronounced personal beliefs and views on health and identity which affect their food choices.

As health professionals, we need to recognize the relationships our clients have with food and respect that food is more than a source of nourishment. Awareness of the context in which people choose foods, and an ability to incorporate these factors into realistic and feasible dietary advice, will greatly improve success in achieving individualized goals toward improved health.


Eat Play Love—Raising Healthy Eaters

Eat Play Love

Featured Speakers: Jill Castle, R.D., Maryann Jacobsen, R.D. and Andrea Garen, R.D.; moderated by Janet Helm, R.D.

During this 60-minute webinar, speakers provide “real world” answers to the following questions:

  • What do children actually need to be healthy?
  • What is “division of responsibility” and why is it important for parents and children?
  • Why should the focus be both on the “what” and the “how” of feeding kids?
  • What is a feeding strategy, and why should parents develop one for their children?
  • What happens when your feeding strategy fails? How do you handle picky eaters?


Food Intolerances—How to Distinguish Between Fad and Reality

Featured Speakers: Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., Julie Miller Jones, Ph.D., C.N.S., L.N., Jeanette Keith, M.D.

Misperceptions and myths about foods abound, with the consumer continually seeking foods and diets that help them feel better, have more energy, and minimize any health issues they may have. Gluten-free foods are found in almost every grocery store, with anecdotes common about how such a diet enhances health. At the same time, lactose intolerance—or the perception of it—seems increasingly common among all age groups. Unintended consequences of eliminating important foods, or whole food groups, range from unnecessary expense in purchasing specialized products, to severe and life-threatening nutrient deficiencies.

Learn more about the myths and misperceptions surrounding food intolerances and the continuum between intolerance, allergy and disease during this webinar. Help your clients and patients steer clear of the hype and stay true to their actual needs. 

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