97th OAND Annual Conference

Our theme this year was Serving Our State.  With this theme in mind, the committee issued the first ever call for speaker proposals.  We received many responses and the committee chose the topics and speakers that were presented this year from a fantastic group of proposals.  Attendees received up to nine (9) continuing education hours.

The sessions included:

  • Dietary Patterns:  The Underlying Story
  • Academy and Foundation Update + FoodMASTER Program
  • Your Writing Can Make or Break You
  • Reducing Food Insecurity, One Can at a Time
  • Unleash the Inner Chef in You
  • Reinventing the Food Truck:  Creating Healthy Communities through Mobile Education
  • Plant Foods for Feeding Health in Diabetes
  • Culinary Medicine in Ohio:  The Role of the Dietitian as Teacher, Researcher and Innovator
  • School Nutrition 2.0:  Best Practice in 2017
  • 10 Steps to Launching a Nutrition Start-Up Company
  • From Fear to Facts, Understanding the Issues in Modern Agriculture
  • Malnutrition Prevention Commission Report – HB 580

STUDENTS:  The Sponsor A Student Initiative (SASI) received funds from a generous group of members to discount the first 50 student registrations received. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Academy Foundation/Food and Culinary Professionals Speaker Grant
American Dairy Council Mideast
Ohio Beef Council
Ohio Poultry Association
Vegetarian Nutrition DPG

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

Abbott Nutrition
Akcea Therapeutics
American Dairy Council Mideast
Benecol USA
Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship
Functional Formularies
General Mills
Hillestad Dialyvite.net
Keepsafe Food, LLC
Medtrition Inc.
Nutra/Balance Products
Ohio Pork Council 
Rachel Pauls Food
The Center for Balanced Living
The Emily Program
Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Wood County Hospital