2021 Virtual Florida Food & Nutrition Symposium

Program Agenda

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8:00 – 8:05 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Mandy Layman, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
FAND President

8:05 am – 9:05 am
The Making of a Leader (Keynote)
Barbara Mayfield, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

9:05 am – 10:05 am
Plant-Based Diets for Chronic Disease Prevention to Help Diverse Populations
Linda Arpino, CDN, RDN, FAND
Sponsored by Vegetarian Nutrition DPG

 

10:05 am – 10:10 am ………………Break

 

10:10 am – 11:10 am
Advance Concepts in Sports Nutrition: Applying Research to Cutting Edge Practice
Monique Ryan, MS, RDN
Gatorade Sports Science Institute

11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Recipes and Using them to Deliver a Dynamic Cooking Demo
Chef Abbie Gellman, MS, RDN, CDN
Sponsored by Florida Beef Council

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm
Meet with Exhibitors

Student Session: From Great Student, To Fantastic Intern, To Superstar RDN!
Myra Vergani, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

 

1:10 pm – 1:15 pm………………Break

 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Legislative Update
Chris Chaney, FAND Lobbyist

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Food Tribes and How Our Food Identities and Values Steer Health and Wellness Today
Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN
Sponsored by Dairy Council

 

3:15pm – 3:20pm………………Break

 

3:20pm – 4:20pm
Are You Ready to IDDSI?
Holly Brennan, RDN, LDN
Sponsored by Morrison Healthcare

4:20pm – 5:20pm
Beef in a Plant-Based Diet: What Our Clients Need to Know
Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN
Sponsored by Florida Beef Council

5:20pm – 6:20pm
Navigating Nutrition in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Kate Albarella, RDN, LDN, CEDRD
Jillian Sinnamon, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Dietary Triple Threat: COVID, Climate & Chronic Conditions
Lorraine Mongiello, DrPH, RDN, CDCES

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Member Empowerment – Courageous Steps
FAND Leadership

 

10:00 pm – 10:05 pm…………………..Break

 

10:05 am – 11:05 am
Developing Awareness to Promote and Achieve a Diverse and Inclusive Profession
Kate Burt, PhD, RDN

11:05 am – 12:05 pm
New KDOQI Guidelines for Renal Diets
Lesley McPhatter, RDN, LDN
Sponsored by Morrison Healthcare

12:05 pm – 12:35 pm
FAND Awards and Recognition (no CPEU)

12:05 pm – 1:05 pm
Meet with Exhibitors

 

1:05 pm – 1:10 pm…………………..Break

 

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm
Approaches for Treatment and Management of GI Disorders: The FODMAP Diet & Beyond
Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RD, LD, CNSD

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Why RDNs Need to be Trash Talking
Joan Salge Blake, EdD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

 

3:10 pm – 3:15 pm…………………..Break

 

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The Fiber Factor in Microbiome: Are There Performance-enhancing Bacteria?
Carla Duenas, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
Luciana Perasso, MS
Sponsored by Nova Southeastern University

4:15 pm – 4:20 pm
Closing remarks
Peggy O’Neil, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CSG
FAND Incoming President

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