NCAND Educational Meeting in April 2024

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024


Forsyth Technical Community College
Strickland Center
1615 Miller St
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Agenda to be updated as speakers are confirmed.


Session Title/Speaker

8:00 am

Registration Opens/Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors

8:25 - 8:30

Welcome and Announcements

8:30 - 9:30

"Modern Farming: How Todays Farmers Feed The World" - Lauren Twigge, MCN, RDN, LD 

Lecture Summary: With a global population estimated to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, farmers have adopted new practices and technology to produce enough safe and nutritious food to meet this growing demand. However, consumers have questions about where their food is coming from and how it is being produced, often turning to dietitians for these answers. In this presentation, we will focus on modern farming methods, explain how they enhance farmers abilities to produce sufficient and safe food in a sustainable way, and equip you to answer your patients or clients questions and ultimately guide them in their food purchasing confidence.

NCAND would like to thank the NC Beef Council for sponsoring this presentation.


"The Importance of Incorporating Health at Every Size in Nutrition Education" - Ayron Walker, MS, PhD, RDN

Lecture Summary: This lecture will describe Health at Every Size and it's importance in incorporating into nutrition and health-related curriculum.


Break - Visit Exhibitors

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Weight Management: Anti-Obesity Medications and the Role of the RD" - Candace Campbell, MS, RDN, LDN 

Lecture Summary: An overview of anti-obesity medications, their mechanisms of action and the role of the RD in implementing dietary change to mitigate common side effects.

12:00 - 12:45 

Lunch & Visit Exhibitors
Thank you to our lunch sponsor - NC Pork Council

12:45 - 1:45 

Panel Discussion: " Preparation for a Dietetic Internship"
DI Director - Amanda Hege
Intern - Talsi Case
Preceptors - Jayme Robertson & Melissa Moses

1:45 - 2:45 

"Dietetic Dilemma" - Akiia R. James, CDM, CFPP

Lecture Summary: An in-depth look at how the decline in AND membership and decreased internship opportunities are affecting the future of the profession. I also will discuss solutions to the problem.

2:45 - 3:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

3:15 - 3:45 

"NC Public Policy Update" - Sheri Cordell, MA, RD

Lecture Summary: This presentation will review current public policies in NC and prepare attendees for the NCAND's Advocacy Day.



Agenda subject to change without notice.

The CPE activity application for NCAND Educational Meeting in April 2024 is pending CDR review and approval for 5.5 CPEUs. 

Exhibitor/Sponsor Information:

Exhibitor/Sponsor registration for this meeting is now closed.

Sole Lunch Sponsor

 NC Pork Council


NC Beef Council
Transcend ED
 Veritas Collaborative