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.
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Virtual Lightning Research Presentations
Submission Deadline – August 17, 2020
Have you conducted research in nutrition and/or dietetics? Do you have a unique program, project or case study you would like to feature? Consider presenting a virtual lightning slide at the Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September on September 18, 2020.
More information and submission form: 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
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
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
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
 Imer Smith RD, LDN 
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Break/Commercial Session 3
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
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lightning Slide Research Presentations (1 CEU)
4:30 pm

Sponsor Information:
If you are interested in sponsoring this event please click here for more information and to register.

Current Sponsors:
  • Medtrition