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Don't worry. This is not a vain effort to market myself. J Actually, dietitians from all over the country, including me, will be converging at the annual national dietitian’s convention and exhibit starting this Saturday, September 24th. It is the 2011 American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo and it will be held in San Diego, California this year. The opening session will begin with an inspirational talk from Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Other notable speakers include David Katz, MD, Yale University Prevention Researcher, Chief Science Officer of the NuVal nutrition scoring system and the editor-in-chief of the Childhood Obesity Journal; and Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. These lead speakers will primarily discuss ways we can empower the public to live healthy lives. The breakout sessions will vary greatly in nutrition topics from clinical nutrition for disease management to childhood nutrition to a myriad of wellness and culinary discussions. They will also have one of the largest food and nutrition product exhibitions where I will sample new foods and learn about great new ways nutrition professionals can keep people healthy.
I am especially excited to share the newest nutrition research, newest food products and wellness tools on the market with you! There are 3 ways you can track with me:
· Follow me on Twitter and you can get real-time comments as I attend my favorite sessions
· Keep an eye on my Mommy Dietitian Facebook page where I will recap each day that I am there
· Or, just wait until I return on September 27th and wait for my next blog post where I will summarize the “best of the best” information I gathered while attending the conference.
I want you to be in-the-know when it comes to reliable nutrition information. Feel free to take a look at the program review and comment below, or shoot me an e-mail at angela@angelalemond to let me know which topic you would like to know more about. You can check out some of the hot topics that will be at the conference, which interesting to you. If I hear from you, I may just try and make a point to attend that session!