The Importance of Nutrition and Food Security During COVID: A Closer Look at Resilient Resources and Adaptable Programming

Recorded on 11/18/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust unprecedented pressures onto every person and onto all aspects of life, such as health, wellbeing, safety, economic livelihood and nutrition. While good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are essential to keeping people healthy -- especially in times of a global pandemic, not everyone has access to healthy, affordable foods for themselves and their families.

Never has the role of nutrition educators been more important than right now. Join us November 18, 2020, for a joint webinar with the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy and the Nutrition Educators in the Food Sector Division to discuss 'The importance of nutrition and food security during COVID: A closer look at resilient resources and adaptable programming at the community level.' Attendees will hear examples of adaptable nutrition education efforts including programs and resources that can make a difference in today's ever-changing environment, as well as learn about the latest policy and regulatory efforts related to food security and food and nutrition assistance programs. Webinar organized by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy and the Nutrition Educators in the Food Sector Division.


  • Megan Bradley, RDN, National Manager of Food Skills Education Cooking Matters Share Our Strength
  • Katie Brown, EdD, RDN, Senior Vice President Sustainable Nutrition, National Dairy Council
  • Matthew J. Landry, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Education Benefits

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

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies

  • 5.5. Describe ways to collaborate with community members and other professionals to create communities and settings in which healthy food options are easy, affordable, and desired and unhealthy foods are less prominent and less desired.
  • 9.4. Advocate effectively for action-oriented nutrition education and healthy diets in various sectors and settings.
  • 8.8. Apply inclusive participatory approaches that enable the target population to effectively communicate, share experiences, identify personal needs, and manage personal food behaviors.

CDR Performance Indicators

  • 3.3.4 Engages in active discussions with others to establish a method to best meet and serve the needs of the customer and the population.
  • 3.3.5 Advocates for public health and wellness within the context of the organization and community
  • 3.1.3 Takes initiative to facilitate change
  • 4.1.5 Recognizes situations where services provided to a customer should be adjusted, limited, modified or discontinued.

CDR Learning Need Codes

  • 4020 Community program development
  • 4070 Food security and hunger
  • 4080 Government-funded Food & Nutrition Programs