Nutrition seminar planned

Nutrition seminar planned

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:02 pm

“Various Nutrition and Health Care Topics,” a seminar offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is slated from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., April 1, in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center on the UT Martin campus.  

The Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium is a one-day seminar. It will inform participants of up-to-date research findings and information on various topics of interest to the nutrition professional. It is open to the public. Registration fee is $25. This fee includes material handouts, refreshments at breaks and lunch. To register, contact ECOS at 1-800-482-5199 or 731-881-7082. The deadline to register is March 29. 

This program is sponsored by private gift funds. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. From 8:30-8:50 a.m., Miranda Weeks will present “Healthy Heartbeat … Look Into Nutrition.” From 8:50-9:10 a.m., Miranda Gelenger will present, “The Influence of Fast Food Menu Labeling on Consumers’ Decisions.” Samantha Gordon will discuss “Weight Gain in Gestational Diabetics” from 9:10-9:30 a.m. A break is scheduled from 9:30-9:45 a.m. Weeks, Gelenger and Gordon are dietetic interns. Tracie Tubbs, registered dietitian, will present “Nutrition in the Golden Years,” scheduled for 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Carolyn Vaughn, registered dietitian and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pediatric nutritionist, will begin her presentation, “Growing up Healthy,” at 10:45 a.m. At 11:45 a.m., lunch will be provided.  At 1 p.m., Ashley Hofeditz, registered dietitian, will present “Lean Body Mass, Vital for Life, Recovery and Healing.” The seminar will close with Niki Keller, Tennessee Department of Correction registered dietitian, who will present “Improving Success Rates for ServSafe Certification.”

The UT Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is the program provider. The program coordinator is Lori H. Littleton, UT?Martin Dietetic Internship Program director. Littleton is assistant professor of nutrition/food systems management. 

This five-hour workshop conforms to guidelines for continuing professional education. Attendance at the entire workshop carries 5.0 CPE credits. CPEs and a certificate of completion from The American Dietetic Association will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.

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