Thank you to everyone that made our annual conference a huge success!
Check out the photos of all our great speakers and events, especially if you were not able to join us
Notes from our speakers can be found below
Thanks to our sponsors
- West 6th Brewery
- Ale 8 One
- Regular Girl Probiotics
- Trader Joes
- Mead Johnson
- Functional Formularies
- KIND bar
Thanks to all the companies/Individuals that are volunteering their time and services for our Mind/Body breaks; they were a lot of fun!
- Shawn Green – Yoga
- Staci Trofi, RD, LD: – Yoga
- Rhonda Etherton, MS, DD – Hal-Lai
- Reiki with Nona
- Elements Massage
- Alison Scott with the Oldham County YMCA – Tabata style fitness class (Friday Only)
- Maggie Murphy, MS, RD, LD – short fun run (Friday Only)
- Maggie Soeder- Aromatherapy with DoTERRA Essential Oils
For the Love of Food
Within all cultures around the world, food is woven into the very fabric of traditions and beliefs. Food provides us more than simply nourishment. It brings us together and can provide a sense of joy and comfort. The passing down of old family recipes helps us to recall memories of loved ones we may have lost. Everyone deserves the right to enjoy food and eating, but unfortunately not everyone has that opportunity for one reason or another.
The theme of this conference is a celebration of food. Dietitians are frequently labeled the food police. People think we are going to take away the foods they love. Most dietitians that I know, however, are HUGE foodies! We know that a healthy diet, like most things in life, is all about balance and moderation. Many foods get labeled as “good” or “bad”, and while yes, there are foods that are healthier than others, all foods and drinks can have a place in a balanced, healthy diet.
Another area that I wanted to bring attention to at this meeting is overall mind and body wellness. Nutrition is a huge piece of the puzzle, but there are other areas in which we, as responsible health professionals, must keep in mind. For example, we know the negative impact stress can play on health. To bring attention to these other areas of health we will have two 30 minute breaks throughout each day in addition to our lunch breaks. During these breaks you are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following: yoga, meditation, Reiki, chair massage, easy run, fitness class, or have more time to visit with the exhibitors. (fitness class and run only on Friday).
It has been my honor to plan the 2018 annual conference. I hope it will be one you remember. I look forward to seeing you this year in Louisville.
~Susan Wilson RDN, LDN
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