What’s on Our Plates? The Role of Food in Maintaining Health and Managing Disease

Wednesday, June 16th, 12:30-1:45pm ET

Current dietary guidance targets the “generally healthy population,” yet more than half of the North American population suffers from some form of diet-related chronic disease. There has been an upsurge in efforts to emphasize the role of food and nutrition in health maintenance and disease management at the retail, healthcare, federal, insurance, and dietary guidance levels. This session will explore the various angles of this concept and where there may be existing or needed alignment.

Perspectives Roundtable:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Perspective
Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD
Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

Personalized Nutrition — the Research and Academic Perspective
Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD
Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health; Director of the Personalized Nutrition Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical Practitioner Perspective
Jamy Ard, MD
Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention
Wake Forest University

Retail Grocery Perspective
Bridget Wojciak, RDN, LD
Director of Nutrition & Dietetics, The Kroger Co.

Barbara Schneeman, PhD
Emeritus Professor, University of California, Davis (formerly FDA)


Continuing Education Hours: IAFNS is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive up to 2 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of the nutrition keynote (0.75) and this live session (1.25).