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March-ing Toward Your Best Meals: National Nutrition Month Tips to Personalize Your Plate

Celebrate this year's National Nutrition Month® theme, Personalize Your Plate, with FARE and Chef Tessa Nguyen, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. Take your tastebuds for a trip by learning accessible ingredient swaps to personalize your plate and meet your food and nutrition needs. In this session, Tessa will provide the building blocks needed to personalize your plate while accommodating food allergies and intolerances, meeting nutrient needs, identifying culturally sensitive food adaptations, and finding accessible ingredient swaps. She will also highlight how the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans promote equitable food allergy-related nutritional care.

Length: 1 hour

Original air date: March 19, 2021

Speaker: Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN

Tessa Nguyen, RD

Tessa Nguyen is an internationally acclaimed chef, registered dietitian, and educator. As the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting, her talents come to life in the form of deliciously diverse recipes, cultural auditing, bespoke content development, speaking engagements, and various media work. Tessa’s multiethnic heritage and lived experience across multiple countries have centered her in providing inclusive services founded in cultural humility.

Tessa’s areas of expertise include diversity, equity, inclusion & justice within the food and nutrition industries, food and agriculture connections, inclusive culinary nutrition applications, accessible and affordable cooking, and food allergies and intolerances including the low-FODMAP diet.