VAND Annual Meeting/Conference

Monday, April 24, 2017  2017 Annual Conference Agenda
Silver Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT

7:30- 8:00 am Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits, Poster Session

8:00-8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15-9:15 am Dr. Jim Painter, PhD, RD
*Topic: Finding Truth in the Failed Theories of Heart Disease. This session will review the cutting edge research on lipid metabolism and how it may impact what you tell your patients and clients.

9:15-10:15 am Dana Notte, MS, RD, CD
*Topic: Guiding Your Clients toward Health with Mindful Eating. This session will be an introduction to mindful eating as an effective approach to helping clients achieve improved health outcomes.

10:15-11:00 am Break, Exhibits, Silent Auction, Poster Session

11:00-12:00 pm Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN
*Topic: Shaking up Food Labeling: From New Daily Values to Front of Package Icons. A discussion on the changes to the Nutrition Facts Panels, menu labeling and what you need to know to stay informed.

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch, Business Meeting & President’s Report, Awards, Exhibits, Poster Session

1:15-215 pm Hillary Wright, MEd, RDN, LDN
*Topic: Beyond “Lose Weight and Exercise”: Managing Prediabetes, PCOS and Insulin Resistance. A look at insulin resistance and how it plays a role in Prediabetes and PCOS, as well as learning successful practice-based strategies for helping patients understand their condition.

2:15-3:15 pm Kim Evans, MS, RD, Maryann Ludlow, MS, RD, CDE, Leah Pryor
*Topic: Culinary Medicine: A Review of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. A discussion on culinary medicine, best practices for implementation, and the clinical, behavioral, and financial impact of this practice.

3:15 – 3:30 pm Snack Break

3:30-4:30 pm Ellen Albertson, PhD, RDN, CD
*Topic: Nutrition Communications: Successfully Navigating the Ever Changing Social Media Landscape. Become a savvy nutrition communicator by learning how to connect with, enlighten, educate and entertain audiences without overwhelming them using a series of communication tools and social media platforms.

4:30 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks and Silent Auction Results

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