Oregon Nutrition Day 2017

This is the third year we have gathered together to learn about nutrition issues that affect Oregonians. Last year we discussed appetite and the social, cultural and environmental forces that drive us to eat what we eat. This year we decided we wanted to hear from groups that have implemented nutrition-based programs in Oregon to learn about the success and challenges they've encountered. We hope you can join us!

Details and registration information

WhatOregon Nutrition Day 2017
Nutrition in Action: Success and challenges of implementing nutrition programs

When:  Friday, May 19, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:  OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Cost:  $20 includes lunch (additional fee for parking)

Registration required

Note: Babies-in-arms are welcome, however childcare is not available. Students age 15 and older are welcome with a paid registration.

Oregon Nutrition Day offers 4.5 Continuing Professional Education Units and .5 exhibit hours from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Certificates will be available the day of the event.

Speakers and topics

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Emily Ho, OSU Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health; You are what you eat: nutrition and cancer prevention

Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank; The Oregon Food Bank: strengths and challenges of food assistance in Oregon

Annie Kirschner, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon; Advocating to reduce hunger in Oregon

Meghan Azad, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Are fake sugars contributing to the obesity epidemic?

Lauren Kraemer, Hood River County Extension; Veggie Rx: a prescription for partnerships in healthy eating and education

David Wehr, Shasta Elementary, Klamath Falls; The Blue Zone impact of  healthy choices at Shasta Elementary

Lori Sobelson, Bob's Red Mill, will provide a cooking demonstration

Mike Wenrick, Zenger Farm; Prescription CSA: bridging our food system and health system

Linda Samek, George Fox University; Nutrition Matters at George Fox University