Oregon Nutrition Day 2016
Oregon Nutrition Day, hosted annually by the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, was held at OMSI this year on May 10, 2016 with this year's topic being, Appetite: Why Do We Eat What We Eat? The GPHN faculty and master's students participate in the conference annually. This year Dr. Stadler served on the conference planning committee and was the moderator of the morning session while second year graduate students helped with registration and the Question & Answer sessions.
Sarah Larimer, second year master's student, gives us her thoughts:
"The OHSU Moore Institute put on a wonderful conference focusing on the question: Why do we eat what we eat? It opened up many essential conversations including the topic of the key note speaker, Micheal Moss, author of Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, in which he uncovered the facts regarding the impact of the food industry on consumer's food buying decisions. In addition to laying out some of the dismal facts of the impact of salt, sugar, and fat in today's average consumer diet, he also made wonderful suggestions on what we can do to make a change. Other speakers included Kent Thornburg, Ph.D who spoke to the audience about the essential nature that nutrition plays in shaping future generations and Brian Frank, M.D. with Jennifer Bryman who introduced the audience to Mindful Cooking, a type of cooking that brings mindfulness and presence back into the kitchen. With support from the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, OHSU dietetic interns were able to join the rest of the Portland community in starting a conversation about why we eat what we eat."