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Nutrition conference targets public policy

Miami University's department of kinesiology and health presents its seventh semi-annual nutrition conference, "Nutrition in Public Policy: Navigating the Dynamics of Nutrition." The conference will take place April 3-4 and will feature Miami University alumni, faculty and students among other speakers.

Conference schedule:

Thursday, April 3

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks - Nancy Parkinson, Miami University Clinical Nutrition faculty, president of Ohio Nutrition Council. Ellen Swary, dietetic student. (Armstrong Pavilion)

8:40 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Miami University Career Services: The Basics of LinkedIn - Heather Christman, senior associate director of Career Development and Employer Relations. (Armstrong Pavilion)

9 a.m .- 9:15 a.m.

Professional Opportunities as a Clinical Research Assistant with MedPace - Julie Winterhalter, CRA Manager. (Armstrong Pavilion)

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Food Directions: Creating a Professional Presence Using Social Media - Maggie Sommers, senior director of food and nutrition policy. (Armstrong Pavilion)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food and Nutrition Expo - healthcare career and internship opportunities, healthy snacks and door prizes. (Phillips Lobby)

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Food Directions: Public Policy Matters - Beth Johnson, principal and founder of Food Directions. Maggie Sommers, senior director of food and nutrition policy. (McGuffey 322)

Friday, April 4 2014

7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga and Exercise - Sponsored by the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Phillips Hall Gymnasium)

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with the Chef: Nutritional Cooking Demonstration - Chris Fields, chef and culinary expert. Nancy Parkinson, Miami University Clinical Nutrition faculty, president of Ohio Nutrition Council. (Phillips 102 Lab)

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Ohio Board of Dietetics: Skype Session - Karen Dion, executive secretary/director of Ohio Board of Dietetics. (Phillips 102)

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Food Directions: If Nutrition is Your Passion, Policy is Your Business - Beth Johnson, principal and founder of Food Directions. (Phillips 215)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Food and Nutrition Expo - healthcare career and internship opportunities, healthy snacks and door prizes. (Phillips Lobby)

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Food Directions: New Dietary Guidelines - Maggie Sommers, senior director of food and nutrition policy. (Phillips 215)

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Smucker’s: Product Labeling Regulations - Andrea Walker, regulatory compliance analysts for Smucker’s. (Phillips 116)

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Schwab Family Farms: Regulations and Sustainability Ohio Pork Producers - Lauren Schwab, farrowing manager and public communications at Schwab Family Farms. (Phillips 116)

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Cincinnati Free Store Food Bank - Rose Kaplan, power pack coordinator for Cincinnati Free Store Food Bank. (Phillips 116)

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Food and Nutrition Internships - Nutrition and dietetic students Ellen Swary, Katie Arlinghaus and Emma Rohe. (Phillips 116)

Additional information about the conference can be found by contacting Nancy Parkinson at parkinss@miamioh.edu.