Annual Conference

A Systems Approach to Accelerating Nutrition and Health Equity


VAND 2021 Virtual Conference

April 16, 2021


Weight Inclusive Dietetics
Presented by: Dana Notte, MS, RD, CD, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

The Biochemistry of Fad Diets
Presented by: Robert J. Hondal PhD,
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry, University of Vermont

Racial Health Equity in Dietetics Practice
Presented by: Xusana Davis, J.D., State of Vermont’s Executive Director of Racial Equity

The Risk of Homemade Infant Formulas: Emerging Issues for Dietitians
Presented by: Farryl Bertman PhD, RD, CD
Lecturer, Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences, University of Vermont

Cooking Demonstration
Details to follow

Student Poster Presentations

Yoga and Meditation Session
A nice way to end the day with an opportunity to unwind.



The cost for the virtual conference will be:

  • $50 for VAND members,
  • $25 for Student and Retired members
  • $60 for non VAND members or late registration (after April 1)




Academy Member
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Contact Information:

Bret Hermansky