RIAND 2017 Professional Conference
Thank you for attending RIAND’s Annual Spring Conference
Spotlight Speaker: Marydale Debor, JD
Marydale DeBor founded Fresh Advantage LLC after 25 years experience in health care administration and philanthropy. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to improving the health status of individuals adversely affected by poverty and lack of access to care, food and shelter. Her goal is to help institutional clients to provide nutritious, wholesome, and culturally appropriate meals to those they serve.
A national perspective of food system organizations and an update on Dietitians working in the community in Rhode Island, including the importance of Dietitians in this work and the many roles that they can play in building community health.
Understanding the Immune System: Where Nutrition Fits In
Dr. Kathleen Laquale PhD, ACT, LAT, LDN is a licensed dietitian, a licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer and has been a professor at Bridgewater State University (BSU) since 1997 where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses. She received her doctorate in food science and nutrition at the University of RI, her master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State University and her undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a minor in biology from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Laquale’s interest areas includes sports nutrition, dietary practices of collegiate wrestlers, performance and nutritional supplements, medical issues of the female athlete, flexibility and stretching strategies (WS)2. As such, she is well-published as an author of peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and as a contributing author on two NATA Position Papers (Evaluation of Dietary Supplements for Performance Nutrition and Weight Loss Guidelines for Athletes).
In this session, a brief overview will be presented of how the immune system works and what factors compromise or improve the immune system. The main focus of the session will assess the current state of the science regarding the use of nutrients and dietary supplements to improve the immune system.
Childhood Food Insecurity & Federal Child Nutrition Programs: Why These Issues Mather & What Rhode Island RDN’s Can Do.
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle has dedicated decades to making school environments healthy for students and staff. She collected success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project; wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence; and co-authored the 2014 Position of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years. In recognition of her professional and volunteer leadership, Dayle has received numerous honors, including Montana Dietitian of the Year and an ADA Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award.
Session description: One of every five children in Rhode Island is food insecure. Federal child and school nutrition programs feed millions of high-risk children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers in Rhode Island and across the USA. WIC, CACFP and all school feeding programs play a critical and proven roles in the overall well-being, physical health and academic success of American youth. Dayle will review the scientific research, political challenges and educational opportunities involved in Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the funding and support for these programs.
Taking Nutrition Back to the Kitchen: Mastering the Cooking Demonstration
Katie Cavuto MS, RD, Chef is a Philadelphia-based registered dietitian and wellness advocate. Katie is the dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Nutrition Advisor for Unite For Her, an organization that supports newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. She appears in regular nutrition and cooking segments on local and national TV. Her writing and recipes have been showcased nationally in Eating Well Magazine, Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parents Magazine and more. For more of Katie’s recipes and wellness tips visit her wesbite Nourish.Breathe.Thrive
In this session led by chef, blogger and media expert, Katie Cavuto MS, RD, you will learn how to plan and confidently implement a cooking demonstration/nutrition lecture that is both educational and engaging to your audience – be it 10 or 500 people.
Session Description: Many people think that stress leads to weight gain. Recent research shows that people who had a stressful event show worsened response to a test meal for a day or days after the stressful event occurred. In our research, lipids and the stress hormone, cortisol, remain elevated while our ability to burn calories is decreased at least one day after the stressful event. The lasting effect of stress on our metabolism may be cause of the weight gain associated with a stressful life. We will talk about ways we can boost our metabolism and mitigate these effects of stress on weight gain
Orthorexia Nervosa: A “Healthy” Eating Disorder
Martina Cartwright is a registered dietitian (R.D.) with a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has more than 18 years experience in medical education, scientific research and clinical practice in both the academic and pharmaceutical settings. Martina’s clinical interests include intensive care medicine, malnutrition, sepsis, infectious diseases, and eating disorders. An accomplished public speaker, she is frequently invited to present at scientific-medical conferences and symposia. For over 20 years, Dr. Cartwright has been an adjunct faculty member in the department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona and Scottsdale Community College. As president of her own consulting firm, Beacon Science Inc. Martina serves as an independent biomedical consultant to several well-known companies.
Session description: More people than ever before are dealing with eating disorders in the United States. In this session learn the characteristics and triggers associated with Orthorexia Nervosa; how to recognize the early stages of this eating disorder and what challenges Dietitians may see when treating a patient.
Directions to Radisson Airport Hotel
From North: Take I-95 South to Exit 13/T.F.Green Airport. Take Exit for US-1/Post Rd. Turn Left off of the exit. Hotel will be 0.2 miles on your left.
From South: Take I-95 North to Exit 13/T.F.Green Airport. Take Exit for US-1/Post Rd. Turn Left off of the exit. Hotel will be 0.2 miles on your left.
Sponsor the Conference
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the RIAND Spring Conference and Meeting, we are looking forward to welcoming you to our event. The exhibitor form and welcome letter are below and the form is due no later than April 1, 2017. For more information please contact the appropriate representatives below.
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Current 2017 Conference Sponsors, Thank you!