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2018 DCMAND Annual Meeting

2018 DCMAND Annual Meeting

April 20, 2018 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
American University, Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Claudio Grossman Hall (Terrace level of the Yuma Building)


Meeting Agenda

8:00am - Student Poster Judging

8:30am - Registration and Coffee (No Breakfast)

9:00am - Opening and Welcome

9:15am - From Top to Bottom: Nutrition’s Role in Brain and Gut Health

  • Meghan Jardine, Associate Director of Diabetes Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 
    • Sponsored by the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and
      Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Min Krishnamurthy, In-Store Nutritionist, Giant Food
  • Session Description: Nutrition affects the body systems in numerous ways. Today, we are focusing on two of those body systems: the gut and the brain. Emerging research adds to the case for a focus on nutrition when addressing issues with digestive health and brain function. Additionally, consumer trends are shifting and there is greater interest in specific nutrients and foods that affect both brain and gut health. Today’s panel will discuss what the science says about foods that promote better function of these body systems, as well as how to apply this for your consumers and clients.

10:30am - Break, Snack, and Student Posters

  • Parfaits Sponsored by American Dairy Association - North East

11:00am - Dietary Protein, Muscle, and Health: Beyond the Guidelines

  • Douglas Paddon-Jones, Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch
    • Sponsored by American Dairy Association - North East
  • Session Description: This presentation will highlight strategies to protect muscle and metabolic health during aging. Ongoing research supports the adoption of a meal-based approach to protein consumption in lieu of a less specific daily recommendation. We contend that meeting a protein threshold (approximately 30 g/ high-quality protein per meal) represents a promising strategy to preserve muscle mass while controlling body fat. Optimizing dietary protein intake requires detailed and coordinated consideration of factors including age, body composition status and goals, energy requirements, physical activity and exercise goals, and health status. Data from a series of NIH, NASA and industry-funded trials will be shared.

12:00pm - Lunch, Student Posters, and Exhibits

12:30pm - 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Update

  • Mary Russell, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President-Elect
    • Sponsored by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Session Description: This presentation will review in detail highlights of the numerous activities, programs, services and developments at the Academy – new and ongoing – that make Academy membership the best investment for our careers and discuss some of the present and future challenges we face, and some of the resources the Academy offers to assist us in our professional and personal growth. Mary will also share and discuss links to the Academy’s website and other locations that provide extensive details to support the highlights presented.

1:15pm - 2018 DCMAND Annual Business Meeting

  • Treasurer Report - Sarah Goff, DCMAND Treasurer-Elect
  • Academy Foundation Video
  • Policy Committee Update - Courtney Puidk, DCMAND Public Policy Committee Chair
  • Awards - Brittany Cines and Valerie Agyeman, DCMAND Nominating Committee

1:45pm - Synergy: Making Connections to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Practice

  • Whitney Bateson, Owner, Whitney Bateson Digital Strategy, LLC
  • Karen Kafer, Senior Vice President, Health & Wellness Partnerships, GENYOUth Foundation
  • Diane Welland, Manager of Nutrition Communication, Kellen Company
  • Session Description: In the second century of the Academy, dietitians roles have expanded far beyond the traditional. During the presentations and panel discussion, we will learn about these new roles and how the skills and training of dietetic professionals translate across fields. Presenters will also discuss how strong partnership formation with strange bedfellows can promote growth for both you and the profession.

3:15pm - Break, Snack, and Exhibits

3:45pm - The Actual Package: Labeling Updates for Supplements

  • Leila Saldanha, Scientific Consultant, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
  • Session Description: On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new labeling regulations for packaged foods, which include dietary supplements. Food labels that comply with the new regulations will be visually distinguishable from the old labels. While changes to dietary supplement labels, specifically the Supplement Facts panel, will be subtle. However, the new Supplement Facts panel may be confusing to the consumer at the point of sale with the new amounts and units for expressing nutrients. This presentation will provide a review of the distinctive characteristics of dietary supplements, which make them unique from packaged foods. It will demonstrate these differences and how the new regulations will impact the labeling of dietary supplements using labels from NIH’s Dietary Supplement Label Database (URL: And it will close with a hands-on case study that dietitians may encounter in their practice.

4:45pm - Closing Remarks 

5:00pm - Meeting Conclusion

Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU)

DCMAND has applied for 5 CPEUs for this meeting. CPEU certificates will be emailed to participants after the meeting. If you participate in the student poster session on the break and at lunch and keep your agenda, you may claim an additional 1 CPEU separately from the meeting CPEUs.

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