About this Series

Food insecurity is a common reality for vulnerable or displaced children. Meeting these basic requirements can be a challenge, so in this training series Child Nutrition expert, Lara Zakaria helps us identify early signs of nutritional deficiencies; and how to meet nutritional needs in environments of food scarcity.

Meet Your Instructors

Introduction to dr. Lara Zakaria

Dr. Lara Zakaria is a pharmacist and nutritionist based in New York City. She's a Syrian American who has a passion for helping those impacted by the Syrian crisis alongside the Syrian American Medical Society.

  • Introduction to dr. Lara Zakaria
  • Importance of proper nutrition for children
  • How displacement impacts child nutrition
  • Caregivers: the eyes & ears of early warning signs
  • Signs that a child is malnourished
  • Nutritional deficiencies faced by vulnerable & displaced children
  • Foods that are high in nutritional value
  • When to seek medical attention
  • Mitigate the harm from environmental exposure & toxins
  • How to address nutritional concerns with parents
  • For parents: nutritional guidance to raise a healthy child
  • Introduction to dr. Lara Zakaria
  • Importance of proper nutrition for children
  • How displacement impacts child nutrition
  • Caregivers: the eyes & ears of early warning signs
  • Signs that a child is malnourished
  • Nutritional deficiencies faced by vulnerable & displaced children
  • Foods that are high in nutritional value
  • When to seek medical attention
  • Mitigate the harm from environmental exposure & toxins
  • How to address nutritional concerns with parents
  • For parents: nutritional guidance to raise a healthy child

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