Critical training to better protect, support, and heal vulnerable children

Meeting Nutritional Needs

with Lara Zakaria, RPh MS CNS CDN

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Lara Zakaria, RPh MS CNS CDN

Lara Zakaria is a Syrian-American pharmacist and clinical nutritionist residing in New York City. She owns Foodie Farmacist LLC, an integrative medicine, nutrition, and genomics consulting practice focused on prevention and reversal of chronic disease. An active member of...

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The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Tristate Chapter, she is also honored to serve on the national Board of Directors.

Her ground experience includes participating with multidisciplinary medical teams serving displaced refugees and underserved local communities in Jordan and Lebanon. Lara also serves on several advisory committees including the Jordan Relief Committee (including the Za’atri Clinic Advisory Commission), Advocacy, and as chair of the Pharmacy and Nutrition Committee. Lara is an active advocate for awareness of the Syrian Crisis and medical worker safety, meeting with representative of the United Nations and of the US congress and senate, as well as in presenting SAMS work at various universities and roundtable discussions including the University of Michigan, Columbia University, CUNY Medical School, and New York University Medical and Law School.

Lara is currently a graduate student at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and a candidate for a Masters in Public Health with a special interest in Behavioral and Social Health.

 
 

 

Meeting Nutritional Needs

Food insecurity is a sad reality for vulnerable and displaced children. Learn how to identify the early signs of nutritional deficiencies and how to meet the most basic health needs of the child with nutrition expert, Lara Zakaria.

 
 
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Introduction to Dr. Lara Zakaria

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Importance of Proper Nutrition for Children

1:21

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How Displacement Impacts Child Nutrition

1:27

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Caregivers: The Eyes and Ears of Early Warning Signs

2:22

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Signs That a Child is Malnourished

3:10

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Nutritional Deficiencies Faced by Vulnerable and Displaced Children

2:02

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Foods That are High in Nutritional Value

1:14

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When to Seek Medical Attention

1:48

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Mitigate the Harm from Environmental Exposure and Toxins

3:30

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How to Address Nutritional Concerns with Parents

2:44

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For The Parents: Nutritional Guidance to Raise a Healthy Child

2:10

 
 
 

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