Refugee Nutritional Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them

Course Description:

This course helps public health workers and/or volunteers to identify common nutritional challenges refugees experience upon resettlement. Strategies to address various challenges including difficulty navigating a new food environment, lack of food safety knowledge, food preparation difficulties, and nutrition knowledge deficit will be addressed.  The importance of conducting a needs assessment and various assessment tools will be discussed.

Course Objectives:   

Learn common nutritional challenges refugees face upon resettlement.
Recognize difficulties refugees encounter upon arrival to a new food environment.
Apply strategies to help refugees overcome common nutrition challenges.

Course Designers:

Abigail Manuel, BS, DTR
Ghaidaa Kobeissi, BS
University of Arizona Dietetic Interns, class of 2016

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