The Georgia Nutrition Committee for National Defense was formed in 1940 as a non-profit organization. The name was changed in 1950 to Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC). The purpose of the Georgia Nutrition Council is to bring together professionals from all fields of nutrition in order to broaden their perspectives of nutrition and unite their efforts in addressing nutrition problems in Georgia. It is composed of citizens, business leaders, and professionals concerned with nutrition.
GNC Conference 2014
February 11-12, 2014. The conference will be held at the Georgia Center in Athens, GA. Theme: "Changing Roles of Nutrition Educators and Future Implications for the Family and Consumer Sciences Profession."
The keynote speaker will be Kathleen Niedert, PhD, MBA, RDN, 2012 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award.
Registration brochure is available. Early-bird registration ends January 24, 2014.
2013 Conference Highlights
The 2013 conference was held February 28-March 1, 2013 at the Stone Mountain Marriott Evergreen Conference Center. The theme was RECONNECT, REMEMBER, RENEW.
The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, together with the Georgia Nutrition Council & Georgia Dietetic Foundation, presented the Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) 2013.
Reaching the Masses: How RDs can provide leadership in public health nutrition and community nutrition, Moderator/Speaker: Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RD, LD; Panelists: Trisha Hardy, MPH, RD; Marissa Moore, MBA, RD; Mildred Cody, PhD, RD (House of Delegates Fact Sheet- Food Insecurity; Policy Resources Related to Roles of RDs in Public Health/Community Nutrition)
Raising Healthy Eaters: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach in the Prevention and Treatment of Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents, Keira Oseroff, MSW, LCSW & Julie C.H. Brake, MS, RD, LD
Healthier, Affordable Food for Communities: Walmart's Commitment, Lori Kaley, MS RD LD MSB
Leadership Training—Using LinkedIn to Network, Job Search, Luis Quiles (click here for full size slides)
An Update on America’s Sweet Tooth: The Latest Buzz on Sugar and Non-nutritive Sweeteners, Nelda Mercer, MS, RD, FADA
The Business of Change: Keeping Pace with Healthcare Reform and Change in MNT Coverage and Reimbursement. PART 1: Healthcare Reform: National Overview, Marsha K. Schofield, MS, RD, LD (Additional Resources)
Cooking Tools & Techniques to Create Vegetable Cravings, Bethany Smith, RD, CSO, LD; Ashley Ritchie, RD, LD
The Business of Change: Keeping Pace with Healthcare Reform and Change in MNT Coverage and Reimbursement. PART 2: Credential and Coding Workshop, Sarah T. Henes, PhD, RD, LDN
Camp Kudzu—Serving Children with Type 1 Diabetes, Bethany Kinsey, RN, CDE; Carrie Asher Kay, MS, RD
Highlights of the 2012 UGA Ghana Summer Service-Learning in Nutr/Diet and Public Health, Tyra Gross, Doctoral Student (Nutrition Landscape Information WHO & Ghana Health Profile; Syllabus 2010 Ghana Summer Service-Learning in Nutrition/Dietetics and Public Health)
Current Georgia MNT Reimbursement Models-Panel Discussion
Georgia School Nutrition Association Foundation Panel Discussion: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Georgia’s School Nutrition Programs but Were Afraid to Ask (Meal Patterns)
Is It Enough to Be an RD? Why Should Licensure Matter to Me?, Tracy Neely, MS, RD, LD
How to Advocate to Protect Your LD, RD, Elizabeth J. Appley, Attorney at Law (Lobby Day 2013- Important Information for GAND Members; Advocacy Tips and On-line Resources)
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