Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September 2020

This regional meeting will be virtual and will offer the potential to obtain up to 7 CEUs.

The meeting date is Friday September 18, 2020.

*Registration is currently closed
*Registration for this meeting ends on Friday September 18, 2020 at 8 am.
Registration Rates:
Attendee Rate
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Virtual Lightning Research Presentations
Submission Deadline – August 17, 2020 (Submission system now closed)
More information: NCAND Call for Abstracts for Virtual Lightning Research Presentations
The agenda will be updated as information becomes available and is subject to change.
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome & Announcements
9:00 am - 10:00 am
"Use of a Workplace Garden and Kids' Summer Foodservice Program to Address Food Insecurity"
Gail Corteville, RD, LDN & Elaine Jones, RDN, LDN
Lecture Summary: This presentation will describe programs and strategies used by the speakers to impact food insecurity, food access and related nutrition education initiatives. Specifically, we will address the use of our worksite gardens and our children's summer feeding program.
10:00  am - 10:10 am
Break/Commercial Session 1 - Medtrition
10:10 am - 11:10 AM
"Understanding the Value of a Data Driven Approach When Addressing Food Insecurity"
Angela Lago, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC & Skip Allen, MS, RD, LDN 
Lecture Summary: We will be discussing the value of having a data driven approach when addressing Food Insecurity in your community, the importance of selecting a high impact population to effect change, identifying specific needs within Food Insecure groups to obtain achievable goals and how to keep your initiative specific, measurable and focused.
11:10 am - 12:10 pm
"Diversifying Our Practice and Our Plates"
Chef Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN
Lecture Summary: The need for diversity in our nutrition and dietetics practice is on the rise, especially as the clients we serve are from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This presentation will dive into what it takes to ensure registered dietitian nutritionists and health professionals are doing their due diligence when it comes to providing culturally relevant food and nutrition recommendations for their clients. This presentation will serve as an introduction on what it takes to break down the barriers when it comes to making sure we honor cultural traditions while providing the latest data to support these findings.
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm
Break/Commercial Session 2 - UNC Chapel Hill
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Panel Discussion: “Food Access, Food Pantries, and Resources Across North Carolina”

Panel Speakers: 
Jennifer Goodman, RD, CNSC
Melissa Y. Roupe, MSN, RN, Senior Administrator Community Health Improvement, Vidant Health & Access East
Elizabeth Young, Executive Director Hunger and Health Coalition
Lecture Summary: This is a panel presentation which will examine innovative ways health organizations are addressing food access and insecurity.
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
"During a Crisis How to Handle Food Insecurity with School Nutrition Services"
Imer Smith RD, LDN 
Lecture Summary: School nutrition knows how to deliver food in a safe manner, have nutritious menus planned, meet federal regulations and meet the needs of children in the community. All these tasks take a great deal of coordination, development and communication to make the outcome happen. The employees making this happen also are a vital resource and their basic needs need to be taken care of too. 
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
"How to Make Local Food a Profitable Reality for Your Menu: Experience and Tips from a Local NC Food Expert and Chef"
Chef Jay Pierce
Lecture Summary: Celebrity Chef and local foods expert, Jay Pierce will be sharing his efforts and success to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with local farmers to drive and sustain a local foods focused menu that is financially advantageous for both the farmer and the food service organization. Chef Jay's work to integrate local foods in a longer team, sustainable effort with implications for the local economy have been recognized on both the state and national level. He will be sharing his tips and experiences working with local farmers to ensure that produce is available in needed quantities and over necessary time ranges to fully support the a "local food" menu. Chef Jay brings a real approach that has demonstrated success!
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lightning Slide Research Presentations (1 CEU)
Lightning Slide Research Presentations - Topics and Presenters
4:30 pm

Sponsor Information:
Current Sponsors:
  • Medtrition
  • UNC Chapel Hill