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Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium to be held March 17


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will host the annual Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., March 17, in room 206 of the Boling University Center. The 2017 symposium topic is “Good Health Starts With Knowledge, Not Luck.”

Advance registration is required, and the seating is limited. All interested participants must register before March 3. The cost is $15 for non-UT Martin students and those serving as UT Martin dietetics program preceptors during the 2016-17 academic year. Registration is $25 per person for all other attendees. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all material handouts.

A conference schedule is included below:
• 8 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
• 8:25 – Opening and welcome: Dr. Todd Winters, dean, UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
• 8:30 – Natalie Owens, Tennessee State University SNAP-Ed program manager: “SNAP-Ed – Community Nutrition Education Program for Limited Resource Families”
• 9:15 – Allison Roland, UT Martin dietetic intern: “FODMAPS”
• 9:25 – Angel Billingsley; UT Martin dietetic intern: “Improving Foodservice Production and Patient Satisfaction with Automation Through Pick-to-Light and Voice Recognition Technology”
• 9:45 – Break
• 10 – Audra Henderson, regional nutrition consultant, and Trista Snider, Weakley County school nutrition director: “Ingredients for a Great School Nutrition Program”
• 10:45 – Lacy McCaig, UT Martin dietetic intern: “Ketogenic Diet and Vitamin Deficiency”
• 10:55 – Laurie Johnson, UT Martin dietetic intern: “What is so Great about Pulses?”
• 11:05 – Break
• 11:20 – Lisa Welch, UT Martin dietetic intern: “Hydration for High School Athletes: Understanding and Following Guidelines”
• 11:30 – Chrystal Hayes, clinical nutrition manager at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital: “Understand the Reason for Performing a Nutrition-focused Physical Exam”
• 12:15 p.m. – Lunch
• 1:15 – Andrea Richardson, UT Martin dietetic intern: “Artificial Sweeteners: Are They All Equal?”
• 1:25 – Halle Hudson, UT Martin dietetic intern: “The Association of the Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and BMI during Childhood through Adolescents”
• 1:35 – Rachel Dill, UT Martin dietetic intern: “Is Netflix Making Us Fat?”
• 1:45 – Break
• 2 – Dr. Emalee Buttrey, UT Martin assistant professor of animal science: “Food Animal Fallacies”
• 2:45 – Evaluation and conclusion

A West Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting will immediately follow the symposium.

Interested participants can register online.

For assistance or more information, contact the UT Martin Office of Educational Outreach at 731-881-7082.


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