NCAND Regional Meeting near Charlotte 2019

Date: Friday March 1, 2019

Location: The Gastonia Conference Center

Time: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Meeting Theme: "Nutrition Through the Life Cycle"


Registration Type
*Early Bird Online
NCAND Member
Non-NCAND Member

Online early bird registration for this meeting ended on Monday February 25 at midnight.   Onsite registration will be available the day of the meeting.

NCAND Regional Meeting Attendee Cancellation Policy:

  • Participants who have pre-registered will be assessed the following administrative fees upon cancellation for any purpose.
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before the event - full refund 
  • Cancellation within 3-13 days of an event - administrative fees: $25
  • Cancellation within the 3 days prior to an event - no refund

Nearby Hotels: 

Hampton Inn Charlotte-Gastonia (3 miles from venue)
Holiday Inn Express Gastonia (2 miles from the venue) 

Courtyard Charlotte Gastonia (2.5 miles from the venue)

Canned Food Drive & Donations: 

NCAND will be making a donation to a local food bank. We are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting. For each item donated you will receive one raffle ticket. There will be a $25 Trader Joe's Gift Card raffled off just after lunch. (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)

Want another chance to win?  . If you donate 5 or more canned goods, you will be entered into a raffle for a gift card for 2 to attend a cooking class (date and class of your choice) at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen in Charlotte, NC. The hands-on classes teach cooks at every age how to make seasonal, flavorful meals at home. (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)

The most needed items include: 

Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
Peanut Butter
For Infants: Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Diapers, and Wipes
For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products

*Please - No loose glass and plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations.  Opened food items will not be accepted. 

Silent Auction: 

There will be a small silent auction at the event with 50% of the proceeds going towards the AND Disaster Relief Fund.  A complete list of items available to bid on will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.



7:45 - 8:15 am
Registration, Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8:15 - 8:30
Welcome & Announcements

8:30 -9:30
(1 CEU)
"Protein, Strong Starts, and Nutrient Needs in Infancy"
Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
Lecture Summary: Does protein in infancy and early childhood affect later childhood obesity rates?
What do the studies behind the media headlines actually report about the impact of protein in infancy and
childhood on health, growth, and obesity? This session will bring to light current studies on infant formula and
early complementary feeding to bring you key research details and how to apply this evidence-based
data to your clinical practice.

9:30 - 10:30
(1 CEU)
"Pediatric Feeding Therapy" 
Anne Laing, MS, OTR/L
Lecture Summary: This presentation is an introduction to pediatric feeding therapy for dietitians. 
Topics will include development of feeding skills, physical and occupational factors to consider with feeding,
and assessment and treatment of feeding problems using an occupational therapy approach. Its goal is to ensure 
that dietitians can identify patients with a need for feeding intervention and feel comfortable making referrals as appropriate.
10:30 - 11:00
Break & Visit Exhibits & Poster Viewing
11:00 - 12:00 pm
(1 CEU)
"School Nutrition Services 101"
Susan Argenti, RDN, LDN, SNS & Margaret Cameron, MS, RD, LDN
Lecture Summary: Overview of what is involved in operating the National School Lunch Program in North Carolina Schools.
We will explore not only implementing the menu planning guidelines, but the business challenges school districts face on a daily basis.
12:00 - 12:45
Lunch & Visit Exhibits & Poster Viewing
12:45 - 1:45
(1 CEU)
"Nutrition Timing for Sports Nutrition"
Ashley Licata, MS, RD, CSSD
Lecture Summary: This talk will focus on how to use nutrition timing to optimize nutrition for athletic performance.
We will explore recent research on the relationships between energy balance and macronutrient timing and body composition in athletes.
1:45 - 2:15
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits
2:15 - 3:15
(1 CEU)
"Corporate Wellness"
Tanya Hitch, Certified Professional Wellcoach, NASM-CPT, ACE and 500RYT
Lecture Summary: This presentation will illustrate the pros and cons of onsite biometric screenings versus annual physical at PCP.
How the aggregate data dictates the companies annual wellness program. And the daily life challenges faced by associates when a lifestyle change is necessary.
3:15 - 4:30
(1 CEU)
"Senior Nutrition Panel"
Jennifer Barnhill, MS, RDN
Audrey Edmisten, MPH, RDN, LDN
Margaret White, MSW, RDN
Lecture Summary: Overview of Centralina Area Agency on Aging philosophy and mission. Introduction to evidence-based Health and Wellness
programs held in the community.  
Positive impact of self-management workshops, increased health literacy, self-management skills, and decreased depression. 
* Agenda subject to change 


Sponsor registration for this meeting ended of February 20.

Sponsor Type


Contributing Lunch Sponsor

 Appalachian State University

Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsors

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Nestle Health Science

Meredith College


Adult and Pediatric Specialists/Lincare

Aveanna Healthcare

Edible Education LLC


Kate Farms

The Renfrew Center