9th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium

Dietitians, students and health professionals who want to expand their knowledge of nutrition are welcome to attend.

Five RD/DTR CPEUs will be offered.

Sponsored by:

Friday, November 3, 2017
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, 202A
  • 8:30 a.m.  Registration
  • 9:00 a.m.  Opening Remarks
  • 9:15 a.m.  Dr. Brent Archer, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

                “Hard to swallow: An introduction to dysphagia and therapeutic consistency modification”

  • 10:15 a.m.  Break
  • 10:30 a.m.  Dr. Emily Buck, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

                “Communicating Difficult Topics”

  • 11:30 a.m.  Lunch and Posters
  • 12:30 p.m.  Dr. JoMay Chow, Senior Research Scientist, Abbott Nutrition R&D

                “Feeding Trillions: The Role of Carbohydrates in Shaping the Human Gut Microbiome”   

  • 1:30 p.m.  Break
  • 1:45 p.m.  Panel - "Why Waste Good Food: Impact and Solutions”

                        - Overview: Karen Bakies RDN, LD, FAND; Nutrition Affairs Director, American  Dairy Association Midwest

                        - Hospitals: Leslie Harper, RDN, LD; Nutrition Manager, Lima Memorial Hospital

                        - Schools: Nicole Ryan, RDN, LDN; Pisanick Partners LLC

                        - Retail: Ashley Weingart, Founder, Perfectly Imperfect Produce, From Seed to Spoon, LLC

  • 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Registration deadline for lunch: October 25, 2017

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)

Exhibitor Opportunity                            $50/table

Register Now

If you would like to make a donation to the Food and Nutrition classroom/lab fund (Reference #302465/HHS515 Williford DM), please visit

Directions and Parking

Search Bowen-Thompson Student Union and Parking on Campus Map.
Parking in Lots E, F, and 07A. Parking Permits will be available with online registration

For more information, contact Madeleine Drees at


10th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium
November 2, 2018

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