- Designed For
- A course for those employed in child health and development fields
- Online, self-paced
- Continuing medical education (CME) credits available
- Course Length
- Approximately one hour
Children living in food-insecure households are at higher risk for developmental and academic problems, frequent illness and nutritional inadequacies. Learn the indicators and impacts of childhood hunger in order to identify patients at risk and provide the necessary information to families.
Designed to provide continuing medical education, Childhood Food Insecurity is a free online course developed in partnership with the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon covering various topics associated with child health and wellness. Divided into five modules, the course focuses on the prevalence and predictors of food insecurity. The course covers food access and choices, the relationship between food insecurity and health and development, along with intervention strategies in circumstances of childhood hunger. Healthcare professionals seeking continuing medical education can earn valuable CME credit by taking an optional exam following the five online modules.
What You'll Learn
- How to identify food insecurity.
- How food insecurity is connected to health and development of children.
- Food insecurity issues and intervention strategies.
Anne Hoisington received a master’s degree in nutrition from Washington State University and is a registered dietitian. She’s been a nutrition specialist with Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health since 2000, and currently trains staff statewide for Extension Nutrition Education Programs. Anne is stationed at Oregon Food Bank in Portland.