2015 Annual Meeting

2015 AZ-AND Annual Convention and Exposition:
Joint meeting with AZ Dept. of Health / WIC

Raising the Visibility of Dietitians

Friday, June 12, 2015

Location:  Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W Dunlap Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Register here:  https://az-and-wic-annual-conference.eventbrite.com

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is partnering with the Arizona Department of Health Services/WIC to provide continuing education for a diverse group of nutrition and health professionals working together to address the challenges we face.

Click here for Presentation Summaries and Bios for all the speakers.

Speaker handouts are linked to the session titles below.

Most of the speaker handouts are password protected. Registered attendees will receive the password in their 6/10 reminder email from Eventbrite.  


7:00a-8:00a Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00a-8:30a Welcome and Awards
Melinda Johnson, MS, RDN

President of Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Karen Sell, MS, RD,
Chief, Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity,
Arizona Department of Health Services

8:30a-9:30a Opening Keynote Session:
Nutrition Policy at a Crossroads: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Application and Evolution
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD

Executive Director,
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
9:45a-10:45a Breakout Sessions: 
  The Weight Dilemma: Obesity, Binge Eating, and Food Addiction
Handout 1, Handout 2
Megan Kniskern, MS, RD, CEDRD & Debbie Richardson, MA, RD, CEDRD
  How to Create Your Own Online Videos On a Budget-ppt handout
Additional Handout
Michelle Dudash, RD
Sponsored by California Avocado Commission
  Lactose Intolerance: Let Them Drink Milk
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Sponsored by Dairy Council of Arizona
10:45a-11:15a Morning Break: 
Please visit the vendors in the Expo area!
11:15a - 12:15p 
Breakout Sessions:
  Brain Health: Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Kay Hongu, PhD, MEd, RD
  Utilizing Technology to Improve Your Nutrition Program
Wesley Delbridge, RD
  Community Food Security: Innovative Approaches
Fran Driver, RN, MSN, MBA

12:30p-2:00p Lunch and Lunch Keynote Presentation:
Nutrition Services Coverage:  Positioning the Profession and Members for Shifting Tides
Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Director of Nutrition Services Coverage, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sponsored by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Services Payment Committee

(Lunch sponsored by Dairy Council of Arizona)

Please visit the vendors in the Expo area after lunch.
2:15p-3:15p Breakout Sessions:
  Protein: Is it time to rethink daily recommendations?
Gillean Barkyoumb, MS, RD
  Nutrition Entrepreneurship: Leadership through Innovation
Rick Hall, MS, RDN, FAND
  Power Me A2Z: Preconception and Interconception Health
Susie Leo, RDN, MPH & Rhonda Nembhard, MSN, RN

3:30p-4:45p  Closing General Session:
Raising the Visibility of Dietitians Through Happy, Healthy, Motivated Clients
Handout 1, Handout 2
Chere Bork, MS, RDN
Sponsored by Arizona Pork Council
4:45p-5:00p Closing: Raffle and Door Prizes Drawings


Job Opportunities

WIC Nutrition Services Manager

Arizona Dept of Health Services Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity

WIC Local Agency Liaison

Arizona Dept of Health Services Bureau of Nutrition & Physical Activity