Building Community Capacity Through Nutrition Infused into an Introduction to Biology Course

Building Community Capacity Through Nutrition Infused into an Introduction to Biology Course

June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern



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About the Webinar

It has been identified at St. Louis Community College, the introduction to biology class is taken by a high number of students, and many of them either fail or withdraw. Couple this with an unhealthy environment, not only are unsuccessful students a concern, an unhealthy community is a concern. This pilot program was created by a biology professor and a nutrition professor, based on research supporting integration of life skills into general education courses. This session will share biology and nutrition blended lessons and projects, other "drop in" nutrition lessons for sociology, psychology, and art classes. These examples and discussion are relevant for nutrition educators and students to create or enhance the presence of nutrition expertise and further cultivate healthy behaviors and attitudes of individuals- crucial for building community capacity.

About the Presenters

Jeanne Florini, Professor MS, RDN, LDN
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Jeanne Florini is a registered dietitian and a Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition and an adjunct Communication Studies instructor at St. Louis Community College for over 20 years. Since 2004, Jeanne has participated as part of an interdisciplinary teaching team that integrated skills (e.g. communication, life skills, global competencies) into general education coursework. She has been a member of SNEB for over 25 years.

Neelima Bhavsar, PhD
Dr. Neelima Bhavsar is a graduate of University of Vadodara, India. Her primary teaching duties are anatomy and physiology classes to prepare future nursing students. She joined the interdisciplinary teaching team in 2014 as the general education science expert. With that experience, her focus is on collaborative education and creating frameworks for teaching science with a cultural and relevancy emphasis.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Basic Food and Nutrition Knowledge
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation 

CDR Performance Indicators
2.1.3, 8.1.2, 9.4.1, 12.3.4

CDR Learning Need Codes
4020, 6010, 6030