Virtual Regional Meeting in December 2020

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Location: WebEx (online)

Time: 7:00 am - 3:50 pm

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Registration for this meeting is currently closed.

*Registration for this meeting closes on Friday, December 4 at 7 am.


7:00 am - 8:00
Morning Flow Yoga - Instructor: Michelle Picciocchi, MPH, RDN, LDN, RYT-200
Session Summary: The yoga session will focus on stress management. The audience will be introduced to basic yoga and meditation practices.
8:45 - 9:00
Welcome and Announcements
9:00 - 10:00
*"Sports RD Foods, Fuels, and Flexibility for Competing in a COVID Environment" - Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RD, CSSD
Lecture Summary: This presentation will address the realities of practicing sports nutrition in today's COVID environment. We will discuss how the RD has had to change and modify the approach of feeding, fueling, and taking care of athletes during the global pandemic.
*Presentation sponsored by The Dairy Alliance
10:00 - 11:00
"Adapting Foodservice and Wellness Internship Rotations During COVID" - Lesley Schatz, MPH, RD, LDN
Lecture Summary: Many internships had to quickly and drastically modify their programs in response to COVID-19. Many sites across North Carolina collaborated in early summer 2020 to quickly regroup and respond to the impacts of COVID-19 to ensure a safe but meaningful learning experience for the affected cohorts of dietetic interns.
11:00 - 11:05 
Break/Commercial Session (Nestle Health Science & SimplyThick)
11:05 - 12:05 pm
"F is for Food - Well, Maybe Not in a Pandemic" - Jayme Robertson, MS, RDN, LDN
Lecture Summary: Navigating School Nutrition Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic. An overview of changes to workflow, program operations, and financial management.
12:05 - 1:05
"Seeking Safety: Understanding the Connections Between Trauma, the Nervous System, and Dietetics Practice" - Annie Goldsmith, RD, LDN
Lecture Summary: Eating and digestion is a complex process that is related to so much more than just supplying the body with nutrients. In this talk, the neural circuitry that underlies both human safety and defense responses, as well as processes of ingestion, digestion, and elimination will be presented. Implications for effective and trauma-informed dietetics practice will be explored.
1:05 - 1:20
Break/Award Presentations
1:20 - 2:50
Panel Discussion: "Challenges and Innovations: A Discussion with DI Directors During the Pandemic"
Panelists: Julie Covington, EDD, MS, RD, LDN, FAND (Lenoir Rhyne)
Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, LDN (University of North Carolina)
Cathie Ostrowski, MS, RD, LDN, FAND (Meredith College)
Kimberly Powell, PhD, MS, RDN, LDN (North Carolina Central University) 
Moderator: Tara Wind, MS, RD, LDN (East Carolina University)
Lecture Summary: Join us for a discussion surrounding COVID-19 and the effect on internships across North Carolina.
2:50 - 3:50
"Telehealth: Expanding Access to Nutrition Services" - Kimberly Iles, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT & Julie Cunningham, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE, IBCLC
Lecture Summary: During this presentation, learn about business practices for RDNs, MNT billing and payment requirements, how legislative landscape is creating opportunities for RDNs to deliver care through telehealth, and additional resources for information on telehealth.
*This agenda is subject to change. 

Sponsor Information

  • Nestle Health Science
  • SimplyThick
  • The Dairy Alliance