Continuing Education Programs


7th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium

Friday, November 13, 2015
Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Symposium - 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, 202A Ballroom

Five CPEUs available for RDs and DTRs

The Food and Nutrition Symposium covers contemporary topics in nutrition. Dietitians, students and health professionals who want to expand their knowledge of nutrition are welcome to attend.

Speakers and Topics

  • Kendra Schmuck, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Policy Coordinator – Impact of policy on the nutrition profession and how dietitians can be involved
  • Cindy Cassell, Ph.D., R.D., Corporate Healthcare Consultant, Nutrition Access LLC – Sustainability and environmental impacts on proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines
  • Chris Taylor, Ph.D., R.D., The Ohio State University – Dietary Patterns: The Underlying Story
  • Jamie Partridge, Ph.D., MBA, director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Abbott Nutrition Research and Development – Medical Nutrition Therapy’s Impact on Hospital Economics and Patient Outcomes


Full-day and lunch                                                               $50 per person
Half-day and lunch                                                             $30 per person
Students (non-BGSU) and lunch                                      $20 per person
BGSU Students/Faculty and lunch                                  $15 per person
BGSU Student/Faculty/Community Member              Free (no lunch)

Register Online Now

Registration deadline for lunch: November 4, 2015

Questions? Contact: Brittany Wynn at bwynn@bgsu.edu  


What people say about our continuing education programs and presenters:

Trauma in Individuals, Families and Organizations, and the Process of Recovery - Presented Spring 2014 by Sandra Bloom, M.D.

    "Very comprehensive presentation." "Informative, relevant, timely, research-based and engaging." "Excellent presentation and supportive BGSU staff." "Exceeded all objectives."

Optimal Aging - Fall 2013 with David Gobble, Ph.D., CHES, and Mike Magee, M.D.

"It was a well-organized and insightful experience We learn that by taking care of ourselves (health, education, social, spiritual and physical) we can take care of those in need. Thank you for an informative program with very inspiring speakers."

Annual HHS Homecoming Lecture (Fall)

"I always enjoy coming back to BGSU for the annual homecoming lecture, and I hope you continue to offer this annually."

Peggy Adams, Ed.D.

    "Super engagement. best ethics seminar I have been to in years."

Shawn Dowling, MSW, LISW-S, LiCDC

    "Dynamic presenter.  Practical Examples!"

Derek Mason, Ph.D.

    "Wish I had had Dr. Mason as a professor."

Ruth McMonagle, MSW, MBS, ACSW, LISW-S

    "Loved Ruth's teaching style and methods.  Atmosphere was fantastic."

Dr. Jay Stewart, PhD, MRC, PCC-S, LiCDC, CRC   

    "Very good presenter.  Very tangible and easy to understand."

Paula Taliaferro, MGS, LSW 

    "Great presenter.  Made workshop very relatable with multiple examples."

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