Food and Nutrition Security

Public Health and Wellness

FNCE 2018

243. Innovative Approaches to Improve Outcomes in At-Risk Low-Income Renal Populations

Tuesday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 3 - Advanced

This session pairs discussion of factors illuminating food insecurity and metrics predisposing at-risk renal populations, such as race and socioeconomic status, with insight on how the dynamics of an infrastructure providing care with early intervention (including early access to medical nutrition therapy) can alleviate the detrimental effects of substandard biochemical outcomes. It provides an in-depth exploration of the connection between food insecurity and health. The session demonstrates how addressing food insecurity in the education and treatment plan for patients with chronic disease can enhance quality of life.

Planned with the Renal Dietitians Practice Group

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5340 - Renal diseases (disease/disorder)
  • 5020 - Ambulatory (care sites)
  • 4070 - Food security, hunger

Annamarie Rodriguez, RDN, LD

Annamarie is employed by Pentec Health as a Renal Clinical Case Manager. Her work experience encompasses renal nutrition and pharmaceuticals in both clinical, sales, education and as an account manager with oral/injectable drug therapies and IDPN. She has served a variety of committees with the Renal Practice Group, local NKF and Council on Renal Nutrition chapters in both San Antonio TX and currently in WI; presently serving as Chair for WI CRN; and with RPG as past Webinar Chair and currently as Chair.


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Sara Erickson

For the past 10 years, Sara Erickson has worked as the Pediatric Renal Dietitian at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the Lead Outpatient Pediatric Dietitian she specializes in dialysis and inborn errors of metabolism, providing coverage in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. Along with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, she is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, and Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International. Currently, Sara is the Chair for the Renal Dietitians Dietetic Practice Group.


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Victoria Kumar, MD

Dr. Victoria A Kumar, MD has a medical practice in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kumar specializes in internal medicine and nephrology in the Los Angeles area and has over 23 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine with her medical degree in 1994 and completed her Fellowship Training at the University of CA in Sacramento. She is affiliated with numerous hospitals, including Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Los Angeles (CA). Dr. Kumar has worked on several NKF Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative Work Groups including the development of Hemodialysis Adequacy Guidelines and the development of an online CME tool for Case Managers: CKD. Dr. Kumar has a multitude of peer reviewed publications, book chapters and is a Reviewer for many Journals related to Nephrology to include the 'Journal of the American Society of Nephrology', 'Peritoneal Dialysis International' and 'Kidney International'.


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Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP

Experienced Nutrition Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Policy Analysis, Social Services, Event Planning, and Nonprofit Management. Strong community and social services professional with a MPP focused in Public Policy from University of Chicago. Kim is the Founder/Consultant of Karmana, Inc; an organization to promote community wellness and address social determinants of poor health. In addition, Kim has a strong clinical background encompassing Surgical Intensive Care, Metabolic Support, Burn-Trauma and Renal Nutrition.


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