Research Designs to Account for Diversity and Inclusiveness and Impact Food Guidance Policy

March 11, 2022
12:30 – 2:00 PM EST

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ASN’s Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy (CASP) has partnered with the ASN Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee (MDAC) to develop this webinar. This webinar focuses on the consideration of diversity and inclusion when conducting research to inform and implement food and nutrition guidance policy. For the purposes of this webinar, food guidance policy includes the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The webinar will review how the evidence base is considered in food guidance policy development and then turn to discussions on research design protocols that incorporate diversity and inclusiveness, such as the use of community-based participatory research.  The webinar will also highlight research considerations for implementing food guidance policy among diverse and minority populations. This webinar is part of the CASP Nutrition Policy Webinar series, designed to help ASN members better understand the interface between research and nutrition policy.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:​

  1. Describe the food guidance development process, how evidence is considered, and its relevance to nutrition policy and minority populations and inclusiveness.  
  2. Identify key components, approaches, and data gaps related to research designs that include diversity and inclusion when studying food guidance development and implementation.   


  • Christine Taylor, PhD, ASN Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy (CASP) Chair
  • Patsy Brannon, PhD, Cornell University
  • Cheryl Anderson, PhD, University of California San Diego
  • Josiemer Mattei, PhD, Harvard University
  • Andrea Bersamin, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Disclosure Policy and Disclosures

The American Society for Nutrition supports fair and unbiased participation of individuals in its education activities. Any real or potential conflicts of interest must be identified and managed. All relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that directly impact and/or might conflict with ASN activities must be disclosed, or disclosure that no relevant financial relationships exist must be documented. Other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests must also be disclosed. This policy is intended to openly identify any potential conflict so that participants in an education activity are able to form their own judgments about the presentation. In addition, disclosure must be made of presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Faculty for this webinar have no relationships to disclose.