Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in March 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Location: WebEx

Registration Rates:

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8:15 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:30 am - 9:30 am

"What is a Weight Neutral Approach in Dietetics? Combining a Health at Every Size® Approach with MNT"
- Julie Duffy Dillon, MS, RDN, NCC, LDN, CEDRD-S

Lecture Summary: Ever wonder how dietitians use non-diet approaches for people with chronic conditions? Or what is the point of being a dietitian if using tools like Intuitive Eating where people eat without restriction? This presentation will help you piece together how to operate as a dietitian using only weight inclusive approaches for any patient population.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

"The Top Ten Sports Nutrition Questions and How to Answer Them"
- Matthew Robert Dengler, M.Ed, MS, RDN, LDN

Lecture Summary: Most people seeking nutrition advice for athletic performance or body composition improvement turn to the internet and social media platforms for guidance. Unfortunately, these platforms harbor a tremendous amount of conflicting information and unfounded nutrition claims, which often leads to many questions about validity. We will look at the most frequently asked questions in these areas and outline the best ways to answer them so we can help our clients reach their nutritional goals.

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Break/Marketing Session (Appalachian State)

10:40 am - 11:40 am

"How to Present an Effective Cooking Demonstration"
- Chef Julie Harrington-Lopez, RD

Lecture Summary:  Educate clients with evidence-based science, but translated through food along with behavior change techniques through a cooking demonstration. Learn effective ways to engage your audience, adapt recipes, and track ROI. Cooking demonstration included.

11:40 am - 12:40 pm

"How Body Image is Not Beyond Your Scope as a Dietitian"
- Brianna Campos, LPC

Lecture Summary: Body image work is often referred to as the last step of eating disorder recovery, however, recovery is not possible without working through body image struggles. In this presentation, we will explore language around body image and effective tools and techniques to use with your clients while staying within your scope as a dietitian.

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Break/Scholarship Presentation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"Implementing Culinary Nutrition"
- Kim Beavers, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

Lecture Summary:  Implementing culinary nutrition focuses on the importance of food and recipe based discussions in a variety of nutrition settings. Nutrition education often focuses on information and advice. This presentation strives to provide ideas and motivation for the translation of nutrition information into food based discussions and culinary actions.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"More than Just Leg* Day: Engaging the CORE** and Flexing Our Advocacy Muscles All Year Long (*Legislative **Champions Of RDN Empowerment): NCAND Legislative Priorities and Medicaid Transformation"
Mr. Dave Richard, Raina Bunnag, MPH, RD & Julie Sundermann, MPH, RD, LDN

Lecture Summary: During National Nutrition Month, NCAND Public Policy leaders are inviting all members to engage in a series of nutrition policy and advocacy opportunities aimed at flexing our collective power to shape the future of our profession. This session will start with a kick-off to get excited and learn about NCAND policy priorities and how you can get involved. Then, we’ll learn about Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina from Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary of NC Medicaid with the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Medicaid Transformation is a big change and it is coming soon! Mr. Richard will share important information about the change to managed care and how it will impact patients and health care providers, including RDNs, in our state. 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lightning Slide Research Presentations (1 CEU)

Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in March 2021 - Presentation Order

4:00 pm


*Agenda subject to change.

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