A Virtual Tour: Explore Nutrition Tools and Resources from USDA and HHS Websites

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It's challenging enough to teach nutrition when there are so many competing topics. Finding resources that are engaging and based on credible nutrition science should be easy. Join us for a virtual tour by representatives of two federal agencies, USDA and HHS, who will offer an overview of nutrition tools and resources available on their websites. These lesson plans, activities and workshops are organized by different education levels and can be useful for individuals and communities to make healthy food and physical activity choices. 

Resources for this Webinar:

FNIC: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
Nutrition.gov: https://www.nutrition.gov/
Health.gov: https://health.gov/

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Presented By:

Marcia D. Greenblum MS, RDN

Marcia is currently Technical Information Specialist for USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center at the USDA National Agricultural Library. Formerly, Marcia held the position of Senior Director for Nutrition at International Food Information Center and Senior Director at the Egg Nutrition Center. 

Marcia has been a Registered Dietitian for over 40 years and received her B.S. degree in Home Economics and Dietetics from Hunter College in NYC and an M.S. degree in Food, Nutrition and Institutional Administration from University of Maryland. Marcia has held several leadership positions with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics including chairperson of Dietitian in Business and Communications DPG and the Chair of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association. 

Holly H. McPeak, M.S.

Holly is a Nutrition Advisor with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Rockville, Maryland. 

A nutrition advisor with HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 30 years, Holly has developed and reviewed federal nutrition education materials for consistency with the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

Recently, Holly helped coordinate the first edition and recent 2018 update of the Eat Healthy Be Active Community Workshops which are being disseminated nationwide to educators and communities on the local level through cooperative extension, food and nutrition assistance programs, local health organizations, wellness centers, faith-based organizations, senior centers, etc. The workshops are available on the web and in print form here.

Colleen Sideck, M.P.H., R.D.N.

Colleen Sideck is a Registered Dietitian and Technical Information Specialist with the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Library, where she manages web content, social media, and outreach for the Nutrition.gov website. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Master's in Public Health Communications and Marketing and is the Strategic Communications Chair at the DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Before starting at FNIC, Colleen worked in the clinical nutrition and corporate wellness fields.

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