Continuing Education

These informative webinars are designed to provide health practitioners and nutrition professionals with valuable insights into today’s food landscape as a whole, and the role that dairy and other foods can play in the lives of their patients and clients. Contact Ann Lokuta after watching a recorded webinar hosted by Dairy West to receive your continuing education certificate.

    Game Changers 1

    Game changers: Going to the next level for performance with plant and animal based diets

    Speaker: Jim White RDN, ACSM EX-P, Owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

    With the fierce competition these days in sports it is more important than ever for coaches and trainers to find ways to give their athletes a competitive edge. Research continues to show that proper nutrition and exercise improves sports performance. Dairy foods have always been a power food group that offers athletes the protein and nutrients needed to support muscle growth and recovery. However, with the ever-growing popularity of plant-based diets many athletes are looking for dairy alternatives to offer them nutrition support. This session will explore the science behind the nutritional, health and sustainability qualities for dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives, and the opportunities both can play in fueling your client’s workout. 1 CDR CPE, 0.1 CE NSCA, ACSM

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    Stress Fractures

    Stress Fractures in Athletes: How to Prevent and How to Treat? The Balance of Returning to Sport and the Need for Safe Healing

    Speaker: Derek Kunz, MD, Saint Alphonsus Health System

    Youth sports can improve young kids' physical and emotional health, self-esteem, and even their relationship skills. Unfortunately, young athletes must also compensate for still-growing bones, tendons, and muscles. Sometimes sports injuries happen. The most common type of sports injury is an overuse injury such as a stress fracture. Overuse injuries are becoming more common in young athletes. Playing sports year-round without time off doesn't give young bodies enough time to rest and recover. It is important for parents and coaches to understand how to prevent stress fractures as well as the best treatment methods. This presentation will discuss signs and symptoms of a stress fracture, prevention techniques, guidance on when it is appropriate to follow up with a specialist, and appropriate treatments. 1 CDR CPEU, 0.1 NSCA CEU, 0.1 ACSM CEU

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    The Female (and Male) Athlete Triad: Updates, Nutrition Implications and Screening Tools to Prevent Low Bone Mineral Density

    Speaker: Kim Schwabenbauer, MS, RD, CSSD, Fuel Your Passion LLC

    As a result of Title IX, female athletic participation has increased by more than 1000 percent over the last four decades.  Numerous physiological and psychological benefits are afforded to those who participate in regular physical activity, including long-term protection against diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, as well as improved bone health, and a reduction in anxiety.  However, medical issues can arise in both active males and females if proper care is not taken to match energy intake to energy expenditure.  This presentation will discuss the spectra of nutrition implications and health issues associated with the female and male athlete triad and the updated evidence-based parallels in males.  In addition, it will highlight the 2014 Female Athlete Triad Coalition Consensus Statement on Treatment and Return to Play that aims to provide clinical guidelines for physicians, athletic trainers, and other healthcare providers for the screening tools, diagnosis, and treatment of the Triad. 1 CDR CPEU, 0.1 NSCA CEU, 0.1 ACSM CEU

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    Food Matrix

    The Food Matrix: More Than the Sum of Nutrients

    Speaker: Chris Cifelli, PhD, National Dairy Council

    It is accepted that we eat foods, not nutrients; however, until recently the relationship between diet and health has focused on individual nutrients. Today, the focus is shifting towards the impact of whole foods. The food matrix is an emerging concept that looks at how various nutrients and bioactive factors present in individual whole foods work in synergy and how the physical structure of the matrix may impact absorption and digestion. This session will provide a foundation on the food matrix concept and highlight research findings that suggest further exploration of this concept may impact the future of nutrition guidance. 1 CDR CPEU

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    Post Covid World

    Understanding the Opportunities & Challenges in a Post COVID-19 World

    Speaker: Maeve Webster, Menu Matters

    The hospitality industry has been significantly affected as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Forced closures, stay-at-home orders, and disruption to daily routines has decimated the industry. But as we emerge from the worst of this situation, there will be opportunities for foodservice to reinvent itself in light of changes in consumer behavior and drivers. This presentation will focus on the changes we've seen and how the food and nutrition industry can respond moving forward. 1 CDR CPEU, 1 SNA CEU

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    Plant Based Flex

    Plant-Based Flexibility: A Non-Diet Approach

    Speaker: Erin Green, MS, RDN, LD, Erin Green Racing & Nutrition

    Plant-based, plant-forward, vegetarian, and flexitarian are just a few of the numerous terms encouraging more plants in the diet that can be confusing to practitioners and clients alike. A non-diet approach to eating more plant foods embraces the opportunities of flexibility and acknowledges that there is no “one size fits all” answer. During this presentation, Erin will review the body of evidence around increasing plant foods in our diets. Participants will then explore how to discuss a plant-forward approach that focuses on inclusivity of all foods and individualization for our clients.

    1 CDR CPEU

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    Going Glocal: A Recipe for Sustainable Nutrition

    Speaker: Janice Giddens, MS, RDN, National Dairy Council

    Nourishing more than 9 billion people across the globe by 2050 is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. While developing and supporting healthy and sustainable foods systems to meet this challenge may seem daunting, health professionals (HPs) are uniquely qualified to lead the charge at both global, national and local levels. This session will explore how HPs are and can be change agents in their organizations and empower food companies, institutions and people to manage foodprints and honor our natural resources. 1 CDR CPEU

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    Walk into a barn

    A Farmer, Scientist & Dietitian Walk into a Barn: Virtual Dairy Farm Tour

    Speakers: Matt Leak, Eric Bastian, PhD, Rashel Clark, MS, RDN, Ann Lokuta, MPH, RDN

    Join dairy nutritionist & farmer Matt Leak, scientist Eric Bastian, and Dairy West dietitians Rashel Clark and Ann Lokuta for a virtual tour of a Utah dairy farm. While touring Matt's farm, we'll discuss a variety of dairy farming and nutrition topics relevant to health professionals, with weigh-in from the farmer, scientist, and dietitian perspective. 1 CDR CPEU, 1 SNA CEU

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    Jim White

    Strength in Numbers: The Exploration of Emotional, Cognitive and Physical Strength as Markers of Health

    Speaker: Jim White, RD, ACSM EX-P, Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios

    Nutrition professionals use a variety of established markers to measure the health status of their clients and are beginning to incorporate new and emerging health markers into their practice, such as strength. It’s evident that physical, emotional, and cognitive strength can impact one’s overall health and well-being. Building and maintaining strength throughout the various life stages is important, especially as younger to middle-aged adults approach the older years when maintaining functional abilities and remaining independent plays a key role in their overall quality of life. This webinar will explore using strength as a marker of health status and nutrition and physical activity interventions to increase strength. 1 CDR CPEU

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    Navigate Food Choices

    From Claims to Marketing: Helping Shoppers Navigate the Food Choice

    Speaker: Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, FAND, ACSM-CPT, K2 Outcomes LLC

    As communications around the healthfulness of food and transparency of food production continue to evolve, shoppers are faced with countless claims, certifications, and marketing. This webinar will set the stage by exploring how marketing and information shape people’s choices. We’ll then discuss how to help our shared audiences ask meaningful questions to analyze the validity and meaning of food claims and certifications and identify credible sources of information to make informed food choices. 1 CDR CPEU

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    Ashley quadros

    A Retail Dietitian’s Insights Surrounding COVID-19

    Speaker: Ashley Quadros, MS, RDN, CD, Harmons Grocery

    The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted just how essential the grocery industry is to all of our lives. Join us as Harmons Dietitian Ashley Quadros answers the question, “What is happening inside stores from a retail dietitian perspective?” You will get insight into the current status of the grocery business, learn what we should all be doing to minimize risk when we do have to grocery shop, and gain the necessary tools and information to help your patients and clients apply grocery shopping best practices during COVID-19. 1 CDR CPEU

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