Diabetes throughout the African Diaspora

Diabetes throughout the African Diaspora

While nutrition is the cornerstone of diabetes management, the field does not reflect those disproportionately impacted by the disease. This webinar series aims to fill the gap by partnering with NOBIDAN to underline the need for diverse professionals in nutrition and dietetics. Diabetes care and education is a specialty area that warrants attention, especially since Black communities continue to have a higher prevalence of diabetes, greater disease-related burden, and higher rates of complications compared to whites.

Presented on: Tuesday November 10, 2020 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET


KimRose.jpgKimberley Rose-Francis, RDN, CDE, CNSC, LD

Kim Rose is a Florida based registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in diabetes and health & wellness concerns for underserved populations. With close to a decade of professional experience Kim spends her time counseling clients in her private practice. Her inclusive approach and philosophy revolve around “making nutrition easy and attainable”. Kim does this by addressing common and complex food and wellness topics for the general public and health professionals alike on her YouTube channel and contributing to multiple media outlets including Healthline, Huffpost, Kitchn and Health Magazine just to name a few.

Cordalis Msora-KasagoCordialis Msora-Kasago, MA, RD

Cordialis Msora-Kasago is a Regional Nutrition Manager for Sodexo Healthcare and the Founder of The African Pot Nutrition, a nutrition consultancy that improves the health of people of African descent through diet and lifestyle changes. An advocate for heritage foods and healthy cultural practices, Cordialis specializes in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and culturally-informed nutrition education. 

Cordialis is a National Media Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a contributing nutrition expert for a wide variety of media and magazines including The Africa Channel, Naturally Zimbabwean, Radiant Health Magazine and Food & Nutrition Magazine. She is a graduate of the California State University, Los Angeles’ Nutritional Sciences program and holds a Masters of Arts in African Area Studies with an emphasis on Public Health.

Kamaria MasonKamaria Mason, MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Kamaria is a Registered Dietitian with Master's Degree in Public Health Nutrition and Biomedical Sciences, who creates wellness solutions in private, public health, and corporate sectors. She is a Registered Dietitian who advocates for healthy eating and chronic disease prevention at all stages of life. She is passionate about reducing health disparities through inclusive interventions, as well as training current and future health care professionals on how to promote health behavior change through shared decision making techniques using a culturally inclusive lens. Kamaria facilitates in-person and virtual cooking classes. She believes that the kitchen is a space where people can connect and cook together, promoting wellness in every meal!


Credits: 1 CEU 

1. Summarize the need for inclusion in nutrition and dietetics (specific to diabetes) and share how diverse experiences and backgrounds contribute to improved care.

2. Highlight cultural phrases, food norms/preferences, community-specific factors that impact nutrition care in diabetes.

3. Outline the steps necessary pursue a career in nutrition, the path to specialize in diabetes care and education, and strategies to thrive along the journey.

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