Addressing Food Misconceptions and Diet Quality with an Inclusive Approach
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
12 noon to 1 pm
Featuring: Debbie Fetter, PhD, University of California, Davis
Debbie Fetter, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Teaching Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Fetter teaches a high-enrollment, general nutrition class in a fully online format (Nutrition 10V) and a traditional in-person format (Nutrition 10). She also conducts research on pedagogy and is currently investigating differences between online and in-person education.
Dr. Fetter has experience writing for several publications, including Runner’s World and the American Society for Nutrition. Hearing misconceptions about nutrition motivated her to create her own blog and social media accounts to discuss current nutrition trends and research.
Debbie also holds a BS in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis. In her free time, she enjoys running and taking kickboxing classes. She is an advocate for “variety in moderation” and believes that in a healthy diet there’s always room for a piece of cheese.
Cultural foodways, values and individual needs are important factors that build dietary patterns. However, increasingly individuals and families are influenced by conflicting nutrition information that impacts their food choices. This session will address food misconceptions that may contribute to food avoidance and overall decreased diet quality, and application for nutrition education that is inclusive of diverse eating patterns.
This webinar will:
• Describe common food misconceptions through a lens of cultural relevance.
• Understand the impact of food misconceptions and avoidance on overall diet quality and health across the lifespan.
• Apply an inclusive approach to nutrition education that acknowledges diverse eating patterns while also ensuring that people incorporate a variety of nutrient-dense foods that fit within food group recommendations.