Nutrition in Lockdown: One Year Later

After more than a year of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned when it comes to diet quality, feeding behaviors, and how these have changed over the past several months? Find out more with IAAND and Ariel University as we present “Nutrition in Lockdown: One Year Later”.

LIVE WEBINAR DATE: June 1st, 2021
SPEAKERS: Abigail Navarro, RD, MSc, PhD, IBCLC and Prof. Mona Boaz, RD, PhD 

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the world was unprepared for the many changes that lay ahead including the adjustments to our diet. From what we eat to the way that we feed our children, learn more about the nutrition implications of the pandemic in IAAND’s member webinar “Nutrition in Lockdown: One Year Later”.

Join Abigail Navarro, RD, MSc, PhD, IBCLC and Professor Mona Boaz, RD, PhD of Ariel University to discover how social isolation and home quarantine affects diet quality, body weight, and breastfeeding adherence. After attending this webinar, participants will walk away with an increased understanding of the association between anxiety, support, and diet quality during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ideas for preventative strategies to ensure better health outcomes.

Participants will earn 1 CPEU for their attendance.

Learning codes: 

  • 4140 – Lactation
  • 5000 – Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5270 – Infectious Diseases

Performance indicators:

  • 1.5 – Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management
  • 3.6 – Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 2.9 – In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team, selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand population characteristics associated with diet quality
  2. Describe the association between diet quality and anxiety
  3. Understand the change in diet quality and/or body weight and lockdown conditions

Speaker Bio: 

Abigail Navarro, RD, MSc, PhD, IBCLC – Abigail Navarro is a passionate dietitian and certified lactation consultant, originally from Mexico. Currently, Dr. Navarro works as a lecturer at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Ariel University and as the dietitian at the Department of Children Development and Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Health, Israel.

Her research interests include nutrition during the first thousand days, fetal programming, maternal and child health, breastfeeding, pediatric feeding disorders, and complementary feeding.

Prof. Mona Boaz, RD, PhDProf. Mona Boaz is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on nutrition as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality outcomes. She has more than 200 scientific publications in top nutrition and medical journals, serves on the editorial board of several scientific periodicals and has contributed to the development of international dietary guidelines for hemodialysis patients.

As Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department at Ariel University, Prof. Boaz teaches courses in epidemiology, statistics and research methods to both nutrition students and medical students.   She also serves as the Advisor to the University President on Promoting Women in Academia, and as Advisor to the Rector on International Programs.

An experienced researcher, Prof. Boaz has headed large, multi-center research projects such as the Measuring Nutrition Risk in Hospitalized Patients (MeNu) study the Status of Nutrition In hemodialysis Patients Survey (SNIPS) and the multi-national The Ariel University Survey on Dietary Changes and Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic (TARUS) study. Her research interests include nutrition epidemiology, particularly regarding obesity, diabetes, and end stage renal disease.

Link to Recorded Webinar
Password to access webinar: NutritioninLockdown

Breastfeeding During Lockdown Slides
Dietary Changes and Anxiety Slides

Eligible for CPE until June 1st, 2024 (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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