SNEB Annual Conference
Programs

Saturday, July 25

Saturday
July 25

8 am -
3 pm

Food and Nutrition Extension Education Pre-Conference Workshop:
The Sodium-Potassium- Blood Pressure Controversy

  • Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 7 CEU
  • Members $85 | Non-Members $100
    Speakers:
    Julie Miller Jones, PhD, CNS, LN, Distinguished Scholar, Professor Emeritus of Food & Nutrition, Dept of Family, Consumer & Nutritional Sciences, St. Catherine University; Maureen Storey, Alliance for Potato Research and Education; Connie Weaver, Purdue University
Kings 4 This pre-conference will be a two part look at policies aimed at eliminating potatoes from school lunch program which can affect the sodium and potassium intake of school children and the politics of putting potatoes back into the menu at the insistence of politicians, not nutritionists. The evidence that potato provides much needed potassium and sodium in the diet with minimal cost to the consumer will be a key role in the discussion at this session. Dr. Maureen Story and her colleagues will discuss recent science that promotes varied and proper uses in the diet, and cost benefits to consumers as another source of potassium and sodium.
In the second session, Dr. Julie Miller Jones will summarize the science of wheat and gluten free products and diets—Gluten/gluten free diets: Fad or Fact. She will present new research and lead discussion on the importance and benefits of gluten/gluten free food products on the market and in the diet.

Learning Objectives:
  • a summary of recent science and activities of inclusion/exclusion of potassium rich foods in children and youth diets.
  • A summary and understanding of science-based needs of gluten/gluten free food products in the diet.
    This session sponsored by the Alliance for Potato Research and the Wheat Foods Council


Saturday
July 25

8 am -
3 pm

JNEB Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Methods
(Level 1 Training)

  • Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 7 CEU
  • SNEB Members $60 | Students $50 | Non-Members $75
Speakers:
Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, PhD, North Carolina State University; Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University
Kings 1 Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research. Participants will learn how to create sound qualitative research questions; design rigorous qualitative study protocols to increase the trustworthiness of data; develop semi-structured interview or moderator guides; compare and contrast different qualitative methods and data collection techniques; develop codes and codebooks; and explain the development of themes and theoretical models from qualitative data.
Organized by the Higher Education Division and funded by Elsevier, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University
Saturday
July 25

9 am -
3 pm

Creating a Sustainable Campus: Guided Tour through Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus

  • Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 6 CEU
  • $40
    Speakers:
    Mim Seidel, MS, RD; Peter Walker, PhD; Allen Matthews, MA; Nadine Lehrer, PhD, Chatham University
Offsite Tour View the organic garden, greenhouse, hoop house and high tunnel and recognize the policies and practices required to develop and maintain these components of a local and sustainable foods system within the confines of a university campus. View the field lab, other buildings and opens spaces designed using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design and innovation. Identify the system derived principles required to create and maintain a university campus committed to sustainable practices and related pedagogy. Discuss how the organic garden and other campus-wide facilities and initiatives promote student, faculty, and community opportunities for experiential learning and exploration.
Saturday, July 26

5:30 -
7:30 pm

Annual Conference Opening Reception

Ballrooms 2/4

Hors d’oeuvres served

Network with your nutrition education colleagues while browsing through the exhibit hall. There will be a chance for Mentors and Mentees to meet and get acquainted along with displays by each of the SNEB Divisions.

Also, this year’s opening reception features the first SNEB Parade of Nations recognizing diversity of cultures present at the conference. Attendees are encouraged to indicate during registration if they would like to participate by joining the parade in the traditional dress of a country of your choosing.
Saturday, July 26

7:30 -
8:30 pm

Student and Young Professional Speed Networking

Kings 1 Join your fellow students and young professionals for a speed networking event! Connect and network with leaders in nutrition education from various backgrounds. This fast-paced event is structured so you’ll be introduced to a dozen professionals.

 

Sunday, July 26

Sunday
July 26

7 - 8 am

A Taste of Yoga, Massage, and Energy Work


Facilitator:
Diane Dembicki, PhD Nutrition, Licensed Massage Therapist, certified Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master
Rivers A sampler for all body types and fitness levels to do some gentle stretching, guided relaxation and meditation, a little healing touch, and finishing with energizing, for body, mind, and spirit, for a wonderful send off to happily continue your day. Donations of pet food for the local food pantry are appreciated. Yoga mats are preferable if you have one; towels from the hotel are fine otherwise.
Sunday
July 26

8 -
9:45 am

Keynote Address
Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education: Make It Real


Speaker:
Christine A Johnston, Ed.D., Originator and Lead Researcher, Let Me Learn, Inc; Professor Emerita, Rowan University
Ballroom 1 Christine Johnston has an abiding passion for helping people understand themselves as learners and use that understanding to improve their lives and their relationships with others. Christine’s professional life as teacher, school administrator, trainer-consultant, and professor has included serving as a program officer in the State of Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Learning at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, and founding member of the Compass Academy Charter School, an LML lab school and lighthouse district.
She is the originator of the Let Me Learn Process®, an Advanced Learning System. Her work spans four decades and several continents, including working with K-12 districts and public and private universities across the United States, the United Kingdom, Central Europe, the Mediterranean Rim, and Australia. She has also consulted with corporate leaders, trained individuals returning to the workforce, and counseled learners in all types of educational settings. She has authored and coauthored eight books on learning, communication, and the Let Me Learn Process®, as well as written numerous articles and invited chapters.
Sunday
July 26

9:45 -
10 am

JNEB Best Article and Best GEM

Ballroom 1 These annual awards recognize authors of the article and Great Educational Materials (GEM) voted “best” by members of the Board of Editors for articles published each year in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Sunday
July 26

2 -
3:30 pm

George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Alliance reports on Lipids and Health Outcomes

Ballroom 1 Speakers:
Barbara Millen, Dr.PH, RD, Boston University School of Medicine; Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD, University of Washington

Sponsored by the SNEB Foundation
Sunday
July 26

4 -
5:30 pm

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Understanding and Engaging Teachers in Nutrition Education


Speakers:
Isobel Contento, PhD, CDN, Teachers College Columbia University; Pamela Koch, EdD, RD,  Teachers College Columbia University; Marissa Burgermaster, MAEd, MS, Teachers College Columbia University; Kate Gardner, MS, RD, Teachers College Columbia University; Dalia Majumdar, PhD, Rutgers University; Kathleen Porter, PhD, RD, Virginia Tech
Kings 4/5 Nutrition educators face challenges in conducting nutrition education in schools. This workshop focuses on “How do we move behaviorally-focused, school-based nutrition education forward in the reality of the teachers’ world and today’s sociocultural context?” This skill-building session will provide SNEB members the opportunity to understand the teachers’ world and use current research and reflections on their own experiences to understand and engage teachers to enhance effectiveness. Through a series of interactive presentations and facilitated group discussions, participants will develop and refine action plans to optimize how school-based nutrition education is planned, implemented, and evaluated in their research and practice.
Sunday
July 26

4 -
5:30 pm

Couch Potato to Active Artichoke: The Science and Application of Increasing Physical Activity


Speakers:
Jessica Meendering, PhD, HFS, South Dakota State University; Tracy Nelson, EdD, South Dakota State University
Ballroom 1 Did you know you can be meeting physical activity guidelines and still be considered sedentary? Nutrition education programs that include physical activity components should not just focus on increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity, but should also seek to decrease sedentary time through promotion of light physical activity throughout the day. We will provide an overview of the science behind this concept, a checklist of factors that should be considered when incorporating physical activity into nutrition education programs, and ideas for ready to use, developmentally appropriate activities that will get couch potatoes moving.
Session funded by South Dakota State University.
Sunday
July 26

4 -
5:30 pm

Creative and Culturally Appropriate Methods to Promote Nutrition Education in Diverse Populations


Speakers:
Mira Mehta, Ph.D, University of Maryland; Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Ph.D, RD, Colorado State University; Judith Rodriguez, Ph.D, RD/N, FADA, University of North Florida; Psyche Williams-Forson, Ph.D, University of Maryland; Kavitha Sankavaram, Ph.D, University of Maryland
Kings 1-3 Food and nutrition behaviors are influenced by myriad environmental and cultural forces. Culture influences worldview, interactions with the physical environment, and food related behaviors. To meet the challenge of providing nutrition guidance in a rapidly changing environment consisting of diverse population groups, nutrition/health care professionals must understand how culture influence attitudes and behaviors, and the resulting implications for nutrition education. The session explores cultural competence in the context of nutrition education and provides interactive and skill building activities to facilitate both cognitive (understanding/analyzing cultural differences in communication) and skill based (improving and adjusting one’s personal communication styles and approaches) learning.
Sunday
July 26

6 -
7:30 pm

SNEB Talks

Kings 1-3 We’re looking for members and colleagues to bring their passion and creativity to the stage and share cutting edge ideas, innovative work, and new approaches to ongoing challenges. This won’t be one more poster session or power point! Instead you (yes you!) can share a project, idea, and/or approach – with slides, videos, demonstrations, but mostly - live action...just make sure it’s enlightening, innovative, short, and contagious!

 

Monday, July 27

Monday
July 27

7 - 8 am

Fun Run to benefit the SNEB Foundation


$10 per person
Includes t-shirt with registration by July 1

Wake for the Walk…Rise for the Run…For Health, For Fun!!

Join SNEB to walk or run for some exercise in the morning. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the SNEB Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Organized by Phrql (pronounced freckle), a Pittsburgh-based software development firm that creates electronic health record systems.
   
Monday
July 27

8:30 -
10 am

Beyond Borders: Collaboration, Standardization and Maximization in Nutrition Education


Speakers:
Roy Ballam, MA, BA, PGCE, British Nutrition Foudation; Suzanne Piscopo, Ph.D, R. Nutr, European Health Promotion Practioner, University of Malta
Kings 1-3 Worldwide there has been a renewed acknowledgment of the need for food and nutrition education for schoolchildren. In the UK, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has been implementing such education for 20+ years; key projects including Food – a fact of life and Healthy Eating Week. Recently, the BNF also coordinated a trans-national project developing and testing the European Food Framework. This session will describe these initiatives, sharing insights gained regarding mechanics of collaboration and maximization of educational resources and campaigns, as well as engage participants in a critical discussion on the potential of cross-border standardization in food and nutrition education.

Technology Joint Session -

Monday
July 27

8:30 - 9:15 am

Creating a Collaborative Online Learning Environment

 

Speaker:
Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE, University of California, San Francisco
Ballroom 1 Is your online teaching approach suffering from a serious case of top-down tyranny? If your students aren’t interacting with each other – and actually enjoying it – they aren’t experiencing effective learning! This session will introduce innovative approaches to promoting collaboration in the online learning environment. Through the use of case studies from actual online courses and training participants will learn how to design and implement peer reviewed group projects, interactive writing collaborations and engaging discussion forums. The session will end with a Q&A session to share best practices for online learning.
Monday
July 27

9:15 - 10 am

Mobile and Wireless Approaches to Dietary Behavior Change: What is the Evidence, and Where Do We Go from Here?

 

Speakers:
Melanie Hingle, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Arizona; Moderator: Serah W Theuri, PhD, RD, University of Southern Indiana
Ballroom 1 Nutritional practitioners are unable to recommend effective mobile and wireless approaches to dietary behavior change to their patients and clients due to limited efficacy data, unclear “dose” associated with behavior change, and lack of alignment of mobile approaches with evidence-based nutrition guidelines. Participants in this session will be able to describe the state of the evidence for mobile and wireless approaches to behavior change, identify and evaluate the evidence-based features of commercially available technologies purporting diet quality improvement, and discuss future directions for research and implications for nutrition practice.  
Monday
July 27

10:15 - 11:15 am

FNS Highlights: Dig In to Team Nutrition’s Resources!


Speakers:
Alicia H. White, MS, RD, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs; Nicholas B. Drzal, MPH, RDN, Michigan Department of Education School Nutrition Program; Megan Lopes, MPH, Maryland State Department of Education; Emily Brinkman, RD, LD, Kansas State Department of Education; Alicia Dill, RD, CD, CDE, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Dianne Esplin, RD, LN, SNS, Idaho State Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs
  Are you tired of reinventing the wheel when planning nutrition education activities? This session will begin with an introduction to the wide array of materials available from USDA’s Team Nutrition (TN), followed by activities and materials developed by states with funding from TN grants. USDA and State agency nutritionists will share materials and resources covering topics that include the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, behavioral economics, nutrition education materials linked to the Common Core Standards, culinary skills training for school foodservice staff, school and child care gardens, family engagement, and more!
Monday
July 27

12:45 - 2:15 pm

USDA: Updates in Nutrition Research and Programs


Speakers:
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D, RDN, USDA-NIFA; Helen Chipman, Ph.D, USDA-NIFA; Jane Clary Loveless, Ph.D, RN, MS, MCHES, USDA-NIFA
Kings 1-3 This session will provide an overview of USDA nutrition research and programs to SNEB conference participants. USDA will share information on research and programs as well as various tools/resources available to researchers and practitioners. An interactive discussion will provide opportunity to share knowledge with SNEB conference participants, strengthen collaboration with USDA partners and get insights from researchers, practitioners who use USDA data to design community interventions in different settings especially low-income families.
Monday
July 27

12:45 -
2:15 pm

Elevating SNEB and Our Nutrition Expertise through Communication and Education


Speakers:
Beth Peralta, MS, RDN, LDN, University of Illinois Extension; Laurie A. Wadsworth, Ph.D, PDt, FDC, Department of Human Nutrition, St. Francis Xavier University; Sylvia Rowe, MA, President SR Strategy
Kings 4/5 As nutrition experts, we are communicators. Whether writing a grant proposal, drafting testimony for pending policies, developing an article for JNEB, or engaging with media or clients, SNEB and our members can take our expertise to the next level through dynamic communication and education strategies. Hear information on current trends, research on health messaging and insights from a nutrition program integrating various communication strategies for optimal exposure and reach. The session will engage members, at all levels, and garner insights on how to deliver credible and evidence-based nutrition information, while providing messages that resonate with various audiences.
Monday
July 27

12:45 -
2 pm

Utilizing Technology to Influence Wellness in Youth


Speakers:
Patricia Brinkman, MA, BS; Lisa Barlage, MS, BS; Michelle Treber, MA, BS, LD; Cindy Shuster, MS, BA, Ohio State University Extension
Ballroom 1 Come and learn how an email challenge using videos made by teens increased knowledge and wellness change of behavior for teens participating in the challenge as measured by an online pre and post survey. Results from the use of these videos with classes in schools will also be shared. Information about the production of the videos and how they were shared privately will be provided. Examples of how, where, and types of videos that can be shared with teens to help impact behavior change will be discussed. Examples of the pre and post surveys will be shared.
Monday
July 27

2:30 -
4 pm

SNEB Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

Ballroom 1 Celebrate the successes of SNEB over the past year and recognize this year’s award winners including the Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education, the MidCareer Award, Early Professional, and newly established Program Impact Award. Foundation scholarships and High Education Division Student Research Awards also presented.
Monday
July 27

4 -
5:30 pm

Collective Impact: Using Program Outcomes to Influence Policy and Programs


Speakers:
Duke Storen, PhD, Share our Strength; Gabriela Mora, MPH, The Food Trust; Marci Scott, PhD, RD, Moderator, Michigan Fitness Foundation
Ballroom 1

Advisory Committee on Public Policy plenary session

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn how nutrition education and advocacy programs have used results from their efforts to propel change
2) Understand upcoming federal legislation with nutrition education implications
3) Articulate a personal/organizational advocacy action step related to session content

Monday
July 27

7 - 9 pm

Student Mixer at Seviche

Offsite

Cost: $15 | Limited to 40

Students and young professionals will congregate at a nearby restaurant/bar, Seviche,
http://www.seviche.com/menuEvent.html to socialize and network. The evening will consist of networking games/activities. Food will be provided. Drinks are sold separately.

 

Tuesday, July 28

Tuesday
July 28

8 - 9 am

Nutrition Education Competencies: Who, What, Why, and How


Speakers:
Melissa Olfert, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, West Virginia State University, Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RD, West Chester University of PA
Ballroom 1 SNEB first published a set of professional competencies for Nutrition Educators in 1987 and has been working to revise them. This session will review the history of and describe the process of developing updates to these competencies. Speakers will discuss this most recent initiative to define: to whom these competencies are targeted; what the specific competencies are; why competencies are necessary for practitioners; and how competencies may be met with relevant coursework or field experiences. Additional discussions will focus on potential future initiatives, including a certification process for individuals and/or institutions and partnerships with other professional organizations.
Tuesday
July 28

8 - 9 am

USDA Highlights from the NIFA Childhood Obesity Prevention Program


Moderators:
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D, RDN, USDA-NIFA; Mallory M. Koenings, PhD, RDN
Kings 1-3 This session will provide highlights from the research portfolio of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program – Childhood Obesity Prevention. 

Speaker 1
Using in-home behavioral economic strategies and enhanced food preparation skills to increase vegetable intake and variety among children

Speaker 2
Breakfast consumption and childhood obesity among low income, ethnically diverse youth

Speaker 3
Connecticut Fitness and Nutrition Clubs In Motion - (CT FANs IM)
Tuesday
July 28

9:15 - 10:15 am

Conversations with USDA


Moderators:
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D, RDN, IFSN, NIFA, USDA
Speakers:
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D, RDN, USDA-NIFA; Jane Clary Loveless, PhD, RN, MS, MCHES; Mallory M. Koenings, PhD, RDN, IFSN, NIFA, USDA
Kings 1-3 This session will provide an update on the USDA – AFRI competitive grants program as well as an overview of NIFAs other competitive grants programs. 

Session Learning Objectives:

Articulate the effect of the 2015 Farm Bill on Childhood Obesity Prevention Program and other AFRI programs. 

Describe the anticipated effect of the 2016 Budget on Childhood Obesity Prevention Program and other AFRI programs. 

Express your view point, reactions, and concerns as a stakeholder of the AFRI competitive grants program and provide feedback on current programs as well as your vision for future nutrition research, education, and extension programs. 
Tuesday
July 28

9:15 - 10:15 am

Professional Skills Building for Students and Young Educators and Researchers; Student Committee Meeting


Speakers:
Patricia Brinkman, MA, BS; Lisa Barlage, MS, BS; Michelle Treber, MA, BS, LD; Cindy Shuster, MS, BA, Ohio State University Extension
King 4/5 Professionalism is key when entering the job market and throughout one’s career. Learn how to play to your soft skills (e.g. personality trait and communication techniques), develop an effective elevator speech, and dress appropriately for a variety of occasions.
The last 15 minutes of this session will be the Student Committee meeting. Help prepare for the 2015-16 year.
Tuesday
July 28

9:15 - 10:15 am

The Art and Science of Social Media : Effectively Promoting the Voice of Nutrition Experts on the Internet


Speakers: Maureen Bligh, MA, RD, Dairy Council of California and Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, Jill Weisenberger Health Communications, LLC and Moderator: Mary Anne Burkman, MPH, RDN, Senior Director, Program Services, Dairy Council of California
Ballroom 1 Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, so what can you, as a credentialed expert, do to be at the top of search pages? Understand what interests your readers, prioritize content topics and identify specific keywords searched by your audience. You will learn the three primary ways of blogging- emotional sharing, content and SEO. We’ll dive deep into how to develop keyword themes based on an editorial calendar of content priorities. By the end of the session you will have a laser focus and new tools to help you boost the traffic you get from Google and other search engines.
Organized by Communications Division and funded by Dairy Council of California
Tuesday
July 28

1 - 2 pm

The Power of Nudges: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Speakers:
Christine Rivera, RD, Feeding America; David Just, PhD, Cornell University
Ballroom 1 Enjoy a gallery walk of how principles of behavioral economics are being used in the food bank and food pantry setting. When it comes to food, environmental cues (or “nudges”) such as signage, colors, packaging and product placement are factors that can, in fact, influence consumer coices. These seemingly passive strategies within the food environment can therefore be considered as possible mechanisms to help encourage and increase healthy food choices. Attendees will see and experience “nudges,” hear findings from a recent pilot, and take home ideas on how to adapt these principles to meet local needs.
Session funded by Feeding America and ConAgra Foods Foundation
Tuesday
July 28

1 - 2 pm

Food Justice: Looking Back, Looking Forward


Speakers:
Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD, Food and Nutrition Consultant; Jessica Jones-Hughes, MS, RD, OKE USA Fair Trade Fruit Company
Kings 4/5 Food Justice is an issue of growing concern, as evidence by the 2014 Food Day Theme, "Real Food, Just Food.” The purpose of this session is to increase awareness of unfair, unsafe or discriminatory practices within the food system that we are inadvertently supporting with some of our food choices. Easy and positive steps to support human justice, for all ages, are possible. This session will explain food justice through recent initiatives and examples, provides credible information for learning more about specific issues and describe action steps to alleviate food injustice.
Organized by the Division of Sustainable Food Systems
Tuesday
July 28

2 -
2:30 pm

Changing the Health Trajectory for Older Adults Through Effective Diet and Activity Modifications


Speakers:
Melissa Ventura Marra, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., West Virginia University; Catherine Violette, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension; Furong Xu, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Nancy L. Cohen, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., FAND, University of Massachusettes Amherst
Ballroom 1 Maintaining the health and well-being of adults in midlife and beyond is a growing public health concern. Regular physical activity and the consumption of a nutrient-rich diet are essential to a healthier midlife and older adulthood. However, adults in midlife and beyond are not meeting the recommended intakes of nutrient-rich foods and physical activity. This session provides insight to better understanding the nutritional needs of today’s and tomorrow’s older adults, innovative physical activity programming attributes that promote behavior change and a socioecological framework for the determinants physical activity and eating behaviors of older adults using a multistate approach. Organized by the Healthy Aging Division.
Tuesday
July 28

2 -
2:30 pm

Creativity Boot Camp: FoodPlay – Making Good Eating Great Fun!


Speakers:
Barbara Storper, MS, RD
King 4/5 Recharge your passion for nutrition education and discover steps to creativity and innovation. Come ready to learn effective strategies addressing multiple learning styles to turn kids and families on to healthy eating and active living, trigger school-wide excitement for programs, build stakeholder support to create healthy communities. Join Emmy Award-winning nutritionist and team of FoodPlayers, as they demonstrate how to make good eating – great fun! Cultivate your own creative ideas into action. Take back innovative strategies using theater, circus arts, puppetry, music, magic, and simple props. Boost creativity, increase effectiveness, and with everything on your plate – learn to juggle! Really!
Organized by the Nutrition Education for Children Division and funded by Univeristy of Florida
Tuesday
July 28

2 -
2:30 pm

Evaluating the MyPlate Communication Initiative: Evidence to Date and a Call for Crowdsourcing


Speakers:
Amy R. Mobley, PhD, RD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut; Barbara Jirka, PhD, SNS, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Jodie Abbatangelo-Gray, ScD, MS, MA, Summit Research Associates, NYC; Elyse Levine, PhD, RD, Booz Allen Hamilton
Kings 1-3 The MyPlate Communication Initiative is a major shift from the previous Pyramid communication initiative. Capturing measures of effectiveness for this health communication initiative presents challenges and opportunities. A social ecological framework is proposed for evaluation, as well as non-traditional sources for evidence. Anticipating the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, this timely session examines evidence to date on the effectiveness of MyPlate, discusses where more research is needed, and calls out to researchers and practitioners to contribute to the pool of evidence.

Tues.
July 28

3:30 -
4:45 pm

Bee Marks Communications Symposium: How the New Findings on Fats will Influence Consumer Behavior


Speakers:
Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University; Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, International Food Information Council
Ballroom 1  

 

Wednesday, July 29

Wed.
July 29

8:30 am -
3 pm

Innovative Approaches to Food Access Issues – A Food Bank; An Urban Farm; A Community Bread Oven


Speakers:
Mim Seidel, MS, RD, Chatham University; Jesse Sharrard, BA, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Offsite Tour This tour examines the food access issues through the lens of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food, the Braddock (urban) Farm and the Braddock Community Bread Oven. Thirty-five years after the massive expansion of the emergency food system, it is apparent that access to an adequate amount of nutritious food to maintain a healthy lifestyle remains an issue for many. Innovative initiatives addressing nutritional quality, community engagement, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity will be seen and discussed on this tour.

 


 

   

 

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