Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September 2021

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Location: WebEx

Time: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm


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8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:45 am - 9:45 am

"Nutrition and the End of Life" - Shaynee Roper, MED, RD, LD, FAND

Lecture Summary: This lecture will discuss the ethical considerations at the end of life with regards to nutrition. In addition, we will review information for caregivers, and the changing nutrition needs for persons at the end of life.

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Private Practice Panel Discussion (1.5 CEUs)

Panel Speakers:
Basheerah Enahora, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN
Jayme Limbaugh, MS, LDN, CEP, CSCS
Meredith Magnini MS, RD, LDN

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break/Commercial Session

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

"Dairy-licious Dinner for Two" - Heidi Louise Billotto, food writer, cooking instructor, food stylist, travel writer with a passion for local product, produce and proteins, teacher

Lecture Summary:  Food writer and culinary instructor Heidi Billotto presents a fun and informative, virtual interactive cooking class featuring a trio recipes to make a meal, or enjoy each on their own. Each recipe has a focus on locally sourced ingredients, with a nod to NC farmers and producers and includes a delicious dollop of dairy in the mix of ingredients. The first 50 participants to register for the class will receive a box of ingredients and supplies to make Heidi's High Rise Cheese Souffles - one of the featured recipes that participants can cook along with Heidi or watch and then prepare after the class is done.

This presentation is sponsored by the Dairy Alliance

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

"How to get Started Crushing it in Private Practice using a Health Insurance Payment Model" - Amy Plano, RD, MS, CDE, CDN

Lecture Summary: In this presentation, I will provide both knowledge & transferrable skills for private practice dietitians looking to leverage the health-insurance model of payment in private practice. 1. Describe how & why the reimbursement ‘game’ for dietitians has changed for the better (and what those changes mean for dietitian’s bottom line) 2. Debunk the common misconceptions about accepting insurance as a private practice dietitian.  3. Outline the exact steps dietitians need to take to start accepting health insurance in their practice and start making the money they deserve.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

"New Guidance: Solving the Mystery of Food Allergy Prevention" - Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

Lecture Summary: Food allergy is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. We now have recommendations for infant feeding, based on randomized controlled trials regarding the prevention of food allergy. However, the new guidance has created uncertainty, confusion and fear among our patients. Pregnant women and families with young children need guidance to help them to navigate through the challenges and barriers faced when introducing potential allergens into the diet of the infant and young child. This course will provide practical advice that you can share with your patients for food allergy prevention based on the newest guidance.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break/Commercial Session 2

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

"Using Technology to Impact Dietary Intake and Evaluate Community Nutrition Interventions" - Basheerah Enahora, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN

Summary: The presentation will provide an overview of technology-based innovations to engage communities and impact dietary behaviors. The use of Veggie Meter technology to evaluate community intervention impact on dietary intake will also be discussed.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Lightning Slide Research Presentations (1 CEU) 

  • "Pilot Screen on Food Insecurity & Associated Variables in Hospital Setting" - Kathryn Lessig

  • "Exploring the Maternal Health Practices of Traditional Midwives and Community Health Workers in Madagascar" - Rebecca Hambright

  • "Development of A Nutrition Education Intervention for Foodservice Employees" - Emily Polich

  • "Impact of an mHealth Intervention Among Rural, Low-Income, Spanish and English Speaking Participants" - Candace Campbell

  • "Assessing Biometrics, Nutritional Behaviors, and Sleep Behaviors Following Implementation of mHealth in College Students" - Andrea Lockard

  • "Comparison of Commercial DNA Extraction Kits for Use on Human Breastmilk - Cassidy Butler 

 4:45 pm


 *Agenda subject to change

Lightning Slide Research Presentations

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Sponsor Information

NCAND is excited to be able to offer the opportunity to sponsor for our virtual meetings!  The cost to be a sponsor for a virtual meeting is $250, this includes 2 minutes during a break/commercial session to talk about your company/entity to all meeting attendees, a complete list of meeting attendee contact information, and your information sent out to meeting attendees.

If you are interested in sponsoring this meeting, please complete this form.