This presentation is designed for the healthcare professional who provides nutrition and diabetes counseling to Hispanics and wants to learn about food practices, nutrition composition of Hispanic traditional foods and culturally appropriate teaching strategies and interventions.

Hispanic Foods and Diet: Master your Nutrition Counseling Skills contains the essential tools you need when providing nutrition counseling to Hispanic/Latino clients. You will learn to:

  • Compare and contrast traditional foods and dietary practices among the largest Hispanic subgroups in the USA. Learn about:
    • Food groups among the largest Hispanic groups in the USA
    • Cultural considerations to incorporate in nutrition education
    • Practical counseling tips
    • Describe the difference between assimilation and acculturation
  • Describe the difference between assimilation and acculturation
    • How to counsel effectively across the acculturation spectrum
    • Choose different education tools and activities to make nutrition counseling more effective
      • Addressing the needs of the auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learners
      • Teaching tools that address cultural need


Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. (4/28/17-4/27/2020)

Certified Diabetes Educators

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is an approved provider of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educator. Certified Diabetes Educators can use this continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for renewal of certification.

Statement of Credit: Your statement of credit will be issued upon completion of the program

Learning Codes: 1040, 1060, 5190

Levels: 1 & 2

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