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Complementary and Integrative Health

What is ‘Nutritional Functioning’? Redefining Food Insecurity and Identifying New Avenues of Integrative Care

by Diana Whitham, PhD, MPH, RDN
Seminar date: 4/18/2024

Description: Food insecurity, defined as poor and/or inconsistent access to adequate and nutritious food, has long been viewed primarily as an economic issue, but this view if rapidly changing. Dr. Whitham will review emerging research that redefines food insecurity as a crucial, multi-factorial determinant of physical, psychological, and social well-being. In addition, the presenter will discuss new research that highlights how integrative, nutrition-focused interventions may be used to enhance psychosocial rehabilitation efforts for injured Veterans.

Target audience: Researchers, clinicians, and policymakers interested in Complementary and Integrative Health approaches for food security.

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