Current Year Webinars 2022-23

2022- 2023

Impacting Heart Disease: The Essential Fats and Facts on Seed Oils

Date: 
February 2, 2023

Speakers: Wendy Bazillian, DrPH, MA, RDN and Dean Rucker, Chef

This webinar will dive into essential strategies to impact heart disease with a look at AHA’s Life’s Essential 8 TM, how essential fats tie in with the latest research, and how to provide balance to navigate the noise in the media about seed oils with some essential facts. With cardiovascular risk persisting as the leading cause of death worldwide, public health organizations, governmental and not-for-profit institutions, researchers, and clinicians continue to work toward reducing risk of heart disease and death by identifying strategies to prevent, reverse or mitigate disease, and optimize heart health and longevity. In the summer of 2022, the American Heart Association debuted Life’s Essential 8TM, updating their multi-pronged, evidenced-based assessment and behavioral approach to tackling heart disease. Lifestyle components, among them diet quality, remain a significant part of this. We will discuss eating patterns within the Life’s Essential 8 framework focusing on the latest research on dietary fats (including a major 2022 meta-analysis), particularly how PUFAs and the essential fats –omega-3s and omega-6s – can help improve the fatty acid profile of the diet to support cardiovascular health and improve nutrition overall. And not to be remiss—and the cause of some recent controversy—we will have a discussion of seed oils and how RDNs and NDTRs can help navigate the buzz to bring balance to the partial or misinformation as trusted experts. Finally, helping us bring the science to the table, a talented Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef will join us to share how to best use culinary oils for the best flavor and health, while maximizing the overall nutrition on our plates.

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The Evolution of Farming

Date:
November 1, 2022

Speaker: Salvador Parra Jr.

Sal Parra, Director of Farming of Burford Ranch in Fresno, California will share his story of farming, describing his journey and the products he has worked with over the last 14 years. An overview of the food processing channel will be reviewed, along with current challenges and active solutions that are occurring in the farming and agriculture workforce. Sal will provide insight into the importance of quality that is placed on products entering the retail space and how this impacts the farmer. He will discuss best practices among those that continue to earn a living by doing what they love: farming and providing consumers with nourishing foods. The audience will leave with actionable steps and additional questions to consider as they build or maintain relationships with farmers, in order to best educate their clients and consumers.

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Powerful Pairings: Elevating Balance, Taste and Nutrition

Date: June, 2022

Speaker: Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

Pulses, sorghum and grain foods are nutrition dynamos that pair with almost any flavor profile and are sure to please everyone at the table. This is particularly relevant when thinking about family meals. Research shows that increasing the frequency of eating family meals improves the family unit and bolsters individual health and wellness. The data also shows that people who frequently cook meals together at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories. And, emerging research shows that the increase in family meal consumption has persisted since the beginning of the pandemic with no signs of slowing down.

As the country moves into a “new normal” and people get back to their loved ones as well as the activities they cherish most, the desire to find and achieve balance is one that is prevalent. Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, author of From Burnout to Balance, will provide Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with inspiration and tools to encourage and enable their clients, patients, readers and customers to create meals that will please the whole family. Patricia will walk attendees through delicious recipes that feature pulses, sorghum and grains, and bring balance, taste and nutrition to the center of the plate. She will share practical tips and strategies to create delicious meals that will bring all family members to the table.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Powerful Pairings.


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