Continuing Education for Nutrition Professionals - National Pork Board

Continuing Education

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A Protein for all Budgets

Helping patients and clients eat nutritious meals that fit within their budgets is always an important topic for nutrition professionals. Now more than ever, low-income families are being challenged to keep nutritious meals on the table. Learn how fresh, lean pork can fit within the Thrifty Food Plan and earn 1.0 CPEU! 

Pork Nutrition

Explore the many nutrients naturally found in lean pork and their potential to enhance and maintain optimal health throughout all stages of life.

Choose Lean Pork

Pork is surprisingly lean! Learn more about the various lean cuts of pork and how to prepare them to deliciously maximize positive nutrition.


Exploring Pork: A Versatile Carrier for Culinary Creativity

Culinary nutrition expert Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN, and National Pork Board’s director of nutrition research Kristen Hicks-Roof, PhD, RDN, LDN, CLC, FAND teamed up to deliver an educational session all about the versatility and culinary applications of lean pork.

In this session, our speakers:

  • Introduce the concept of lean pork as a carrier food​
  • Explore pork’s versatility and identify its taste nuances​
  • Explore the culinary applications of lean pork while understanding its nutritional aspects and contribution to a well-rounded diet​

Exploring Pork’s Role in Cultural Diets 

Culture is a central factor in our food decisions. As Registered Dietitians Nutritionists, it is essential to balance nutrition with tradition. This webinar introduces the role pork plays in various dishes worldwide, while examining how changing identity impacts food choices. Join Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN; Professor Judy Rodriguez, PhD, RD; and the National Pork Board’s José de Jesús, and Marleena Jones for a conversation about how pork can be a versatile and culturally significant part of a balanced diet. 

 This program will: 

  1. Introduce pork’s role in various global cuisines and provide a perspective on why it is the most consumed protein globally and is a staple food across many cultures. 
  2. Address lean pork’s versatility across global cuisines as a lean, affordable, sustainable, and culturally relevant protein.  

Phrases that Help and Hinder: Nudging Children Toward Healthy Eating Habits with Language

Caregivers play a big role in shaping children’s eating behaviors, including through the choice of language about food and the variety of food offered during food experiences.  

This webinar will help caregivers, and the nutrition professionals who work with them, identify constructs of positive and negative food exposures and provide a better understanding of how to use positive, inclusive language and offerings as powerful tools during conversations about food with children.

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From the Kitchen to Clinic: A Cooking Demo on Developing Culturally Appropriate Recipes for Clinical Trials

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Sound Bites Podcast with Melissa Joy Dobbins

Lean Pork: Nutritious, Accessible & Culturally Relevant

Run Time: 00:47:20  


“Pork fits into a variety of different cultures – think about all the different tastes and flavors that go along with that. And there are hundreds of different flavor nuances to pork, which is why it makes such a good friend to all foods and makes such a nice pair to so many plant-forward dishes.”


Thanks to Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDCES, host of the Sound Bites® podcast for partnering on this episode.

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