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MEAT AND THE HUMAN DIET: TRACING OUR EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY AND TODAY’S CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE

What we choose to eat is essential for nourishing the mental, physical and emotional aspects of our well-being. Times of scarcity and abundance offer unique insights into how we as humans choose which foods to eat.  While there is still some mystery surrounding exactly how and when we evolved to eat meat, we do know that meat has served as a foundational food for human health throughout the ages. Meat offers essential nutrients like high-quality protein, iron, zinc and B-vitamins that support growth, development and nutrient adequacy. The question of whether or not humans are hard-wired to eat meat will continue to be debated, and regardless of your position, meat’s symbolic role on our plates and in our culture is undeniable. 

During this webinar, you’ll discover the history of meat-eating, starting with our earliest ancestors to meat’s role in today’s health and wellness trends. Join us for a discussion with Food Historian, Rachel Laudan, PhD, and Paleoanthropologist Briana Pobiner, PhD who will unpack this “meaty” topic, combining a historical perspective with a little food for thought on what it means for our contemporary food and health environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the evidence on meat-eating as one of the first major evolutionary changes among the earliest humans
  • Identify ways in which meat-eating may have provided humans with developmental advantages, including the impact of specific nutrients
  • Understand the cultural significance of meat-eating and implications for nutrition counseling

Continuing Education:

The Beef Checkoff is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2 and is available until May 21, 2023 (Activity #: 155885; CPEU category: 175 Lectures/Webinars; Learning codes [9020; 8035; 2000]). Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at www.cdrnet.org.

This activity has been designated for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Cattlemen’s Beef Association” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership #855670.

Upon completion, please complete the following form and we will provide you with the respective continuing education certificate. Please contact us for questions regarding this educational webinar