Sustainability & Eating – The Connection to Our Environment & Role of Health Practitioners | Orgain Healthcare Professional Education Series

Sustainability & Eating – The Connection to Our Environment & Role of Health Practitioners


With the growing concerns around environmental degradation and climate change, the role that the Healthcare Practitioner can play in promoting a more sustainable food system is as important as ever. This presentation will outline the impact of our current food system on the environment from production to consumption, highlight programs working towards effective advances, and provide realistic ways that healthcare providers can make a difference in their workplace, communities as well as on a policy level to encourage dietary habits that are more environmentally sustainable. Participants will walk away with big picture concepts, resources for further education and practical tools that support a sustainable, resilient, and equitable food system to improve both planetary & human health.

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Integrative Eco-Dietitian and Nutrition Educator

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an award-winning integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator who is adjunct faculty at The Culinary Institute of America teaching Sustainable Diets and Public Health. She was in clinical practice for 13+ years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach before transitioning into sustainable food systems and their intersection with climate change and human health. She taught at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA for 8 years, and lectures for numerous universities, institutions and professional educational platforms including UK's Future Food Movement. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, serves as the Director of Education for the Planetary Health Collective and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at


Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Integrative Eco-Dietitian and Nutrition Educator

Course Overview

Released: 5/19/22
Expires: 5/19/25
Duration: 1:03:09
Level: Level 2
Available Credit: 1.0 CPEU
Performance Indicators: 2.1.1; 3.1.7: 7.2.6; 8.4.1

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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