Oregon Nutrition Day

Join us June 17th!

Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2021 virtual Oregon Nutrition Day conference, hosted by the OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness.

Every year, Oregon Nutrition Day highlights the vital role nutrition plays in the long-term health of our communities. Speakers share research and projects that show how nutrition improves the overall health of current and future generations.

This year's event will focus on Diverse Nutrition for Diverse Communities. Join us as we learn from community leaders presenting on local food sovereignty programs that support nutrition through traditional foods and cooking. We will also learn how community-based food programs can help prevent chronic diseases in diverse populations.

Date: Thursday, June 17
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cost: $25  (students are free)
CPEU credits available from the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Speaker Lineup

Oregon Nutrition Day speakers, in chronological order for the event:

Dr. Thornburg, Director, Moore Institute

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., is the M. Lowell Edwards Chair and Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health and Science University. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Director for the Center for Developmental Health in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Thornburg will welcome attendees and share a message from the Moore Institute.

Dr. Stadler

Diane Stadler, Ph.D., RDN, LD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at the OHSU School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Curriculum Development for the OHSU-Lao Nutrition Education & Research Partnership. Dr. Stadler will moderate the event.

Co-director of Black Food Sovereignty Program

Charles Smith, M.S.W., is co-director of the Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) in Portland. The BFSC is focused on food production, land access, and economic prosperity for members of the Black community. He also works with the Rockwood Community Development Corporation to coordinate Grandma's Hands, a program that engages Black families and community members in sharing cultural food traditions.

Community Health Worker, Rockwood CDC

Vanessa Chambers is a Community Health Worker at the Rockwood Community Development Corporation, where she serves African American families. She operates the Grandma's Hands community program, which is a platform for Black grandmothers to share family recipes and food traditions with future generations.

Registered Dietician

Valeria Mallett, RD, LD, CDCES, CEO and Clinician, Valeria Mallett Nutrition. Born and raised in Brazil, Ms Mallett has had a passion for food and nutrition since an early age. Valeria offers care to under-served populations and serves as an advocate for prevention and management of diabetes in addition to diseases associated with obesity.

Public Health Nutritionist

Keynote Speaker:
Joel Gittelsohn, Ph.D.,
is a public health nutritionist and medical anthropologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gittelsohn focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating community-based programs that work to prevent chronic diseases in disadvantaged ethnic minority populations. He is a Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition and the Global Obesity Prevention Center, Department of International Health.

Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH

Nora Frank-Buckner, M.P.H., is a Nez Perce Tribal Member and a Klamath Tribal Descendant. She began working for Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in January 2015 and is the Chair of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network.  She is currently coordinating the efforts of the NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition. The Coalition is an opportunity for tribes and tribal organizations to convene efforts that are driven by cultural revitalization, empowering communities and the use of innovative strategies to improve the health of the people.