Working With Clients Who Follow a Kosher Diet
This continuing education course examines how Jewish religious dietary practices impact food choices, relationships with food, connections within the community, and nutrition status. It also considers cultural and social aspects of these dietary practices and the role of dietitians in making recommendations while honoring the culture and faith of clients.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April/May 2022 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish what kosher means and assess how it can impact health and food choices.
- Provide nutrition advice to religious clients while honoring their faith and culture.
- Describe why religious dietary restrictions are valuable to clients and how to support them while remaining culturally sensitive.
Yaffi Lvova, RD, is a dietitian and mom of twins plus one. Lvova provides family nutrition education through Nap Time Nutrition—her weekly live video blog and podcast (naptimenutrition.com)—and Toddler Test Kitchen, a unique cooking class for kids aged 2 to 6. She has written numerous books on infant feeding and feeding the neurodiverse child. Lvova also holds a degree in comparative religions.
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- 2.00 CDR