Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Auditorium ( View in Google Map)
Applying a Liberation Nutrition Research Lens to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Dietary Behaviors and Related Health Outcomes: Implications for Research, Practice, and Training
Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) disproportionately bear the diet-related chronic disease burden in the United States, experiencing higher rates of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and various types of diet-related cancers. Although these disparities have been well documented, over the past two years, the unprecedented death toll and economic burden associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the increased awareness of structural racism linked with the murder of George Floyd has underscored the multiple ways in which systemic factors, specifically racism and poverty significantly impacts the quality of life in BIPOC communities. While a growing body of research has focused on examining the social and structural drivers of disparities in dietary quality and related health outcomes, theories examining the complex mechanisms linking structural oppression and diet have been limited. This presentation explores the use of a liberation nutrition lens to improve dietary outcomes in BIPOC communities, promote nutrition equity and justice, and advance an anti-racist praxis in nutrition research practice and training.
Dr. Angela Odoms-Young
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