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Whole Grains, Gut Health, Gluten and School Lunches
February Diet and Nutrition Conference
Don and Peggy Doman
How often do we get the chance to participate in discussions of the latest nutrition news and studies? Probably not too often, but there is a fun one coming up in February. The Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, is hosting the First Annual Food, Nutrition & Health Update.
This affordable (early bird registration is only $90) and informative event will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9a.m. to 4p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Officials at the Family Center say, "The goals of the conference are to provide updates on the latest research and address important critical issues in nutrition and healthy eating."
The Update event will include platform sessions and interactive panel/audience discussions on
Whole Grains and Health: Navigating our Path to the Future
Celiac and Gluten Intolerances
Probiotics and Gut Health
Using technologies to promote healthy eating in our youth
The conference is not only open to dietitians, nutrition educators and health professionals in preventive and public health, but also interested members of the general public are invited to attend as well. Audience participation is encouraged.
Current speakers for the one-day event are:
Dr. Len Marquart, University of Minnesota
- "Dr. Marquart's research includes whole grains and health, as well as individual, environmental and behavioral factors influencing barriers, motivators and consumption of whole grain foods. His group examines the supply chain related to the gradual incorporation of whole grain foods into children's diets through school foodservice."
Dr. Cynthia Warren, Texas Women's University
- "For Dr. Warren's master's research, she examined the effects of the phytochemical, quercetin, on colon cancer using a rat model. The findings from her doctoral research provided technical assistance to USDA's Food and Nutrition Service on how to increase the consumption of whole grain foods in school meals."
Dr. Robert Martindale, Oregon Health & Sciences University
- "Dr. Martindale's research interests include clinical academic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, and metabolism. His primary focus in the area of nutrition and metabolism has been early enteral feeding and the use of specific nutrients in critical care."
Dr. Matthew Riley, Northwest Pediatric Gastroenterology
- "Dr. Riley serves on the board of the Northwest Autism Foundation and is a member of the Practitioner Focus Group of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition."
Dr. Siew Sun Wong, Oregon State University
- "Dr. Wong's research interests are obesity prevention, early adolescent calcium intake and federal nutrition education programs evaluation. Her expertise is to develop and hybridize nutrition education interventions using high-tech and high-touch approaches."
The Keynote Session, Whole Grains and Health: Navigating our Path to the Future, will be presented by Len Marquart Ph.D., R.D.; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota; President, Grains for Health Foundation.
There will be opportunities to learn more about nutrition with panel sessions, discussions and brainstorming. From school lunch programs to gut health, this conference promises to be lively and far reaching. For registration questions contact OSU Conference Services: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-678-6311 or 541-737-9300.
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