Technology Impacting Practice
Art and Science of Food
Culinary demonstrations enable RDNs to communicate nutrition information to consumers; entertain their audiences; teach basic or advanced cooking skills; and showcase healthy recipes that are affordable, easy to prepare at home, and flavorful. Gaining the confidence to cook in front of a captive audience—on-site, online via a Facebook Live, or on TV—is a critical skill set for dietitians working in clinical, community, and private practice settings. During this session, three culinary RDNs will teach attendees how to organize and implement a dynamic cooking demonstration and provide a primer on assessing audience, location, equipment, recipe selection, and tips for cooking in front of a crowd or TV camera. One simple, nutrient-rich recipe will be demonstrated in three different ways to illustrate how recipes can be repurposed for different settings. Volunteers from the audience will be included in the cooking demo portion of this session.
Award Presentation: Media Excellence Award
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN