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2017 KNC Annual Conference

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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

10100 College Boulevard

Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1462

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Kansas Nutrition Council Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017

This year's theme is:

Across Ages, Across Cultures:

Nutrition for Everyone


April 26th

4:30-6PM Conference Registration


KNC Preconference Social and Food Panel:

Join Kansas farmers and ranchers for an evening of networking and conversation before the Kansas Nutrition Council meetings. The event is free with your conference registration.

The evening will begin with networking and heavy appetizers, followed by a panel of farmers and food experts that will dive into popular food topics such as antibiotic and hormone use on farms and ranches, GMOs and more.

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April 27th

7:30 - 8:15 AM

Conference Registration

8:15 AM


8:20 AM

Nutrition Concerns for Children with Autism

Dr. Nicole A. Witthrow is an Assistant Professor/Dietetic Internship Coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado and a pediatric clinical RDN at Colorado Children’s Hospital

9:20 AM

Emerging Perspectives on Dietary Protein: Translating the Science into Practical Application to Support Healthy Aging

Dr. Matthew Pikosky is Vice President of Nutrition Science and Partnerships for the National Dairy Council.

10:20 AM


10:40 AM

Breakout Sessions

School Nutrition Garden to Plate

Josh Mathiasmeier, RD is the Director of Nutritional Services for Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.

Nutrition and Cultural Diversity

Claudia Martin-Ayoade, MBA, MS, RD, LD Johnson County Community College Dining Services

11:40 AM


11:50 AM

12:30 PM


Kansas Nutrition Council Business Meeting

1:00 PM



Breakout Sessions

Waste Not, Want Not: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Food Waste

Alice Henneman, MS, RDN University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Food Systems

Local Food Policy Councils Work Towards Successful, Sustainable Local Food Systems

Helen Schnoes, MRP, is the Food System Coordinator for Douglas Co., KS and provides support staff for the Douglas County Food Policy Council

2:10 PM



Chair Yoga with Donna Keyser

2:30 PM

Nutrition Literacy

Dr. Heather Gibbs is an Assistant Professor and registered dietitian at the University of Kansas Medical Center

3:30 PM

ARFID, BED, AN, BN, AND EDOS—The Alphabet Soup of Eating Disorders Explained

Paula M. Antonacci, R.D., L.D. Paula is a Nutrition Specialist with Nutrition Spectrum at CenterPoint

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Evaluations

*Registration cost includes one-year membership with KNC.

*6 hours of Continuing Education have been applied for with CDR, Kansas Dietetic Licensure, AAFCS & ANFP

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