Food and the Workplace: Changing the Culture of Cupcakes
FOOD AND THE WORKPLACE: CHANGING THE CULTURE OF CUPCAKES
People spend a lot of time in the workplace, and consume a lot of calories there, too. Employers increasingly realize that a nutritious diet is linked to health, well-being and productivity. Yet, many worksites have unhealthy food environments that include food at every event, reward with food and promote food-based fundraisers.

In this webinar, explore how to change the 'culture of cupcakes' in the workplace and fuel employees with better food choices!
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe what employees report eating at work and list the most common food items eaten there.


  • List barriers to optimizing nutrition at work.


  • Identify nudges, such as pricing and product placement, that can help employees make better food decisions.
Live Event Date: Oct 08, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4040, 6010, 7120
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 2.2.1, 3.3.5, 4.2.8
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LDN believes the healthiest foods are those that come from as close to the ground as possible – and require a fork to be eaten! Debbie has many areas of interest and specialty including plant-based diets, food security, health technology, culinary nutrition, intermittent fasting, workplace wellness, men’s nutrition, African American nutrition, the dietary guidelines and more.

With more than 15 years’ experience as a master’s trained registered dietitian nutritionist, she has served as a national spokesperson for the media, created an award-winning culinary nutrition graduate course, started food security programs in hospitals across the country and provided direct patient care to those undergoing dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier!

Debbie is the Wellness Director in the Office of Health Promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina where she develops policies and programs to advance health on campus and in the community. She is also the Director for Research, Development and Innovation for Synergasia Health driving the design, implementation, testing, evaluation and validation of scalable strategies that improve social determinants and advance health equity.

Debbie graduated from the College of Charleston, received her Masters in Nutrition from Boston University and completed her dietetic training in Honolulu, Hawaii. At home, she and her husband model to their two young daughters how food nourishes the body, gives us energy, helps us grow and connects us to our community.

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Expiration Date: (May 21,2021)

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