Fall 20202 House of Delegates Update

Montana AND Members,

I had the honor of “attending” the (virtual) AND Fall 2020 House of Delegates Meeting October 14th thru 16th, which focused on “A Systems Approach to Accelerating Nutrition and Health Equity”. I respect everyone’s busy schedules, but wanted to share the resources in the attachment, as they are incredibly valuable. In a time when we are seeing rises in health disparities, and continued racial and social injustices, these tools can be invaluable.

What Academy Members Can Do

  • Learn more about and increase personal awareness of cultural humility, racial equity, bias and nutrition and health equity in your practice.  (see pdf link below)
  • Take the Nutrition and Health Equity survey noted above and consider joining a task force. (see pdf link below)

I am open to any feedback on what you think the Academy should focus on to help reduce such barriers. Thank you all for all of your hard work fostering healthy people and systems.

Thanks,

Matthew Larsen RDN, LN, CDCES

Fall 2020 HOD Meeting Recap