Nutrition seminar slated for Friday at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:15 am
The Messenger 03.04.09
The Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium, offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is slated from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center on the UT Martin campus.
The symposium is a one-day seminar to inform participants of up-to-date research findings and information on various nutrition topics as well as new strategies for counseling in the health field.
The program is sponsored by private gift funds. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
From 8:30-9 a.m., Ashley Moore, dietetic intern, will present “Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Portion Sizes in Relation to Childhood Obesity.” From 9-9:30 a.m., Molly DePriest, dietetic intern, will present “Sports Nutrition: Nutrient Timing.” From 9:30-10:30 a.m., Gloria Brien, registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator, Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic, will present “Diabetes Self Management Education/Teaching Strategies for the RD.” From 10:45-11:45 a.m., Deb Simon, Tennessee Department of Education Northwest Region school nutrition consultant, will present “Initiatives to Promote Wellness.”
Lunch is planned from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
From 12:45-1:45 p.m., Gay Walker, Apria Healthcare enteral dietitian, will present “On the Go and No IV Pole: The New Era for People on Long-Term Tube Feeding.” From 1:45-2:45 p.m., Dawne Damron-Belote, Rehab America speech/language pathologist, will present “Swallowing and Food Consistencies from the Speech Language Pathologists Perspective.” The seminar will close with Kerri Carmack, Lauderdale County Schools school nutrition director, who will present “Nutrition and Childhood Obesity: An Overview of the CDR Weight Management Certificate Program.”
The UT Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is the program provider. The program coordinator is Lori H. Littleton, MS, RD, director, Dietetic Internship Program, assistant professor, nutrition and food systems management.
The workshop conforms to guidelines for continuing education units (CEUs). Attendance at the entire workshop carries 6 CEUs. CEUs and a certificate of completion from the University of Tennessee at Martin will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. The registration fee is $25 per person and includes material handouts, refreshment breaks and lunch.
To register, call ECCE at (731) 881-7082 or go to http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium, nutrition, Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education, University of Tennessee at Martin