Health Equity

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices Image

This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants
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Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices Image

This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants