Date: APRIL 9 

Speaker: Charmain Tan, RDN, AD / Sharon Chan, MS, RDN, AD / Tammie Kong, RDN, AD / Grace Lam, MS, RDN, AD / Michelle Lee, RDN, AD / Winnie Lin, MS, RDN, AD

Immerse yourself and discover everything about the unique flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine by the hand of local RDNs.  During this webinar you will learn about authentic Hong Kong dishes such as Dim Sum. Local dietitians will provide you with the history and tradition background of the Hong Kong cuisine and help you understand potential health and nutrition benefits as well as challenges of local food practices.


Charmain Tan, RDN, AD
Charmain is an active member of International Affiliate of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as the Country Rep of Hong Kong. She had joined IAAND Leadership Team and served as IT Chair and Member Services Chair. Charmain enjoys meeting and working with dietitians around the world. She received IAAND Country Rep STAR award in 2010 and Member Service Award in 2011. Charmain graduated from University of Texas Healthy Science Center in Houston and worked as a Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian in US and Hong Kong. She is now a private practice dietitian, works between two continents, UK and HK.

Sharon Chan, MS, RDN, AD
Sharon consults through her own private practice in Hong Kong. Additionally, she serves as HKDA media spokesperson and Training & Development Officer. Sharon is an active speaker for various community and corporate workshops. Sharon received her Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences- Dietetics from University of California at Berkeley. Sharon is one of the few Hong Kong native vegetarian registered dietitian; and enjoys vegetarian food exploration.

Tammie Kong MS, RDN, AD
Tammie received her Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, USA. She also received a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Nutrition from CUSCS, Hong Kong. Over the past few years, Tammie has provided nutritional counseling on various health diseases, integrating the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine into western nutrition. Tammie was also an active speaker in community health seminars. Currently, Tammie is studying Master of Physiotherapy in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She hopes to merge both nutrition and physiotherapy in the rehabilitation setting in the future.

Grace Lam, MS, RDN, AD
Grace is an accredited registered dietitian from the U.S. with a Master Degree in Public Health Nutrition. She got her Food Science and Human Nutrition degree from University of Hawaii at Manoa and her Master Degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio . Grace is currently working in a worldwide pharmaceutical company, assisting investigators in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the nutrition component of clinical research protocols. Besides that , she also coordinate the overall negotiations of global clinical research contracts and budgets. In addition to her responsibilities on clinical research , she is a freelance dietitian in Medix Global , providing nutrition consultation to doctors, nurses and their clients . Her areas of expertise include weight management, and renal nutrition.
Grace is a full member of Hong Kong Dietitians Association , as well as a full member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the U.S. since 2012.

Michelle Lee , RDN
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietietics in California State Polytechinic University and finished postgraduate degree with internship in Loma Linda University, California. Michelle has been involved in community for Nutrition related Health Talk and speaker for cooperate workshop. Her current job include: 1) Participate in new product development of food & health supplements, technical research, product demand analysis, writing up product descriptions, label and packaging, doing competitive analysis and research to support claims, 2)Stay connected with Government’s food & health supplements related rules and to ensure all products and offers are compiling with US supplement nutrition labelling, 3) Responsible for product classification and registration for Hong Kong, China & overseas markets.

Winnie Y. Lin, MS, RDN, AD
Winnie was rewarded Master of Science in Kinesiology (emphasized on exercise physiology) and Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Cal Poly Pomona. As an U.S. trained registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), her passion for nutrition had moved her from California to Hong Kong in 2016, with training in clinical nutrition and years of experience in community nutrition education. She is currently working in the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics (MEDT) of the Chinese University of HK (CUHK).

Learning Objectives:

After this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand Hong Kong food and culture history
  • Identify Cantonese traditional flavors and current food trends
  • Recognize healthy and unhealthy regional food practices

Learning codes: 1040, 8015, 1060

Performance indicators:

1.3.7 Recognizes the limits of own cultural knowledge, skill and abilities and consults with others when needed.

1.3.8 Initiates collective efforts with others to implement resources to support culturally diverse customers.

1.3.9 Recognizes and incorporates knowledge of cultural and/or religious foods, practices and preparation.

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Link to Recorded Webinar

Password to access webinar: IAANDWebinar0409

Eligible for CPE until March 6, 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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