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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Intersectionality Theory: An Introduction for Nutrition Educators and Public Health Professionals

June 24, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Intersectionality theory is often used in community engagement to help understand and address the various types of oppression that affect individuals from historically marginalized communities (e.g., BIPOC, women of color, and LGBTQIA2S+). This theory helps emphasize that individuals with multiple combined identifies experience additional types of oppression in addition the known public health disparities impacting these communities. Although intersectionality theory has been incorporated within various disciplines, such as education and public health, though, this philosophy has yet to be widely incorporated within the areas of nutrition education or food systems. As incorporating an intersectional lens in work and practicing regular self-reflection of biases can help nutrition professionals understand the needs of their diverse audiences, enhance trust, and improve program quality and cultural competence, this webinar will provide attendees with resources to practice self-reflection of personal biases, and examples of how intersectionality has been incorporated within nutrition and public health related research.