Implementing Global Food and Nutrition Policies and Programs

Implementing Global Food and Nutrition Policies and Programs

Date: March 5th

Speaker: Tatyana El-Kour

With an unprecedented exponential drive towards improving global food and nutrition outcomes, there is a need to critically appraise the complexity of the global food systems and assess whether current food and nutrition policies and programs are enabling data for RDNs to sense, comprehend, act and learn effectively as global leaders in food and nutrition. This webinar will debate how the status of global food and nutrition policies and programs is impacting practice, and will demonstrate how the evolving landscape of global food systems is transforming the way we practice nutrition and dietetics, and the skills and experience RDNs will need to meet the evolving expectations of a hunger-free world.

Speaker Bio:

Tatyana El-Kour has worn many hats in her career as nutrition and dietetics professional, clinician, public health officer, scientist, marketer, researcher, speaker, trainer, writer, manager, consultant, analyst, policy strategist and change agent. She possesses more than 19 years of multicultural expertise in national, regional, and global efforts related to policy, application, research, and practice intersecting public health, social and nutrition sciences, behavioral change, technology, and media. She currently serves as the Health and Nutrition Coordinator at Action Against Hunger. She has served in technical and leadership roles at national and international levels within the World Health Organization and global humanitarian organizations, including most recently the Syrian crisis, while also strategically supporting the regional refugee nutrition response in the Middle East. She has also been involved in implementing innovation programs and projects and delivering care for patients on behalf of the United Nations, governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, private practices, pharmaceutical and educational organizations. Ms. El-Kour holds a master’s degree in media psychology from Fielding Graduate University, a master’s degree in medical nutrition therapy and policy from Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food technology from University of Jordan. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious 2018 Michael R Neal Legacy Award from Fielding Graduate University, the 2015 Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award from Tufts University, the 2011 Outstanding Young Member of the Year Award from the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2009 Young Professional of the Year Award from Kansas State University.

Learning Objectives: After the webinar, attendees will be able to: 1) address the complexity of global food systems and implications of current food and nutrition strategies and programs for current and future practice; 2) articulate the fundamental concepts and methods relevant to global systems’ and policy analysis including problem definition, stakeholder analyses, evaluation of policy alternatives, and process and outcome evaluations; and 3) integrate professional skills including project management, communications, collaboration and team building to effectively work with policymakers, communities, and other stakeholders on a wide range of food and nutrition policy issues

CPE Level: 3

Suggested Learning codes:

4000, 1080, 7000

Performance indicators:

4.1.2, 5.2.1, 6.1.2, 8.1.1

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Link to Recorded Webinar

Password to access webinar: GlobalFood

Eligible for CPE until March 5, 2022 (three years from date of presentation)


This activity is recorded as described by the Commission of Dietetic Registration in the United States as Activity 175 .

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