Mediterranean Diet Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

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Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR)

 Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20004

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable is an inspirational and experiential conference, where scientists and Food Industry leaders discuss dietary trends in America. An elite gathering, the MDR so far has attracted hundreds of professionals from all over the U.S. and the Mediterranean Countries. A team of outstanding professionals will lead a two half-day programs organized in panels about scientific findings, nutrition and social impact, menu’s engineering, exemplary stores and cafeteria strategies, and regulatory matters about Food and Beverages. Gain a deep understanding of the health values, commercial benefits & market trends in our dynamic, informative and interactive event! Don’t miss out the upcoming Mediterranean Diet Roundtable!

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  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 am Introductions and welcoming remarks.
  • 9:15 am – 10:15 am: “Nutrition Education in Primary Schools: an international perspective and Innovative Approaches.” Francesca Scazzina, Università di Parma (Italy). Antoni Caimari Palou, Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya (Spain). Early education in nutrition is a crucial steep to fight childhood obesity and dependency. A seed for lifetime wellness and health.
  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am: Global challenges for adaptation of plant based diets. Prof. Eric Decker Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • 10:45 to 11 Coffee break
  • 11:00 to 12:15 In Sickness and in Health: Mediterranean Diet Applications across the Continuum of Care This panel of experts, moderated by experienced nutrition and healthcare executive, Mary Angela Miller, MS, RDN, LD, will discuss implementation and implications at each stage of the healthcare cycle. Care Experts: Community Care: Michael Folino, RDN, LD, Associate Director, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Acute Care: Angelo Mojica, Ph.D., RD, CEC, Senior Director of Nutrition and Culinary Services, Johns Hopkins Health Services, Baltimore, MD. Extended Care: Suzanne Cryst, RDN, CSG, LD, Nutrition Services Director, Hickory Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Akron OH.  Chronic Care: Amanda Goldman, Director, Diabetes & Nutrition Care, KentuckyOne Health, Lexington, KY.
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm Experiential lunch with educational tasting about Mediterranean Flavors.
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm COUNTRY PRESENTATION: CYPRUS, the gem of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Menus of Change: Reframing and Advancing the Mediterranean Diet. Greg Drescher, VP Culinary Institute of America
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Challenges to Progress in School Food: Farmers, Manufacturers, and Food Policy Fundamentals. Prof. Parke Wilde, Ph.D. – Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Challenges to Progress in School Food: Key Stakeholders on the Long Road to Implementing the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. A panel discussion about how science and consensus-based school food regulations, which had previously enjoyed bipartisan support, became politicized to the point of reversal, reopening a debate health advocates believed to be settled. Moderated by Prof. Parke Wilde. With Colin Schwartz, Deputy Director, Legislative Affairs, or Margo Wootan, Vice President for Nutrition, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI); Fania Yangarber, Executive Director, Healthy School Food Maryland; Elizabeth Marchetta, Executive Director, Food and Nutrition Department, Baltimore City Public Schools

At the end: Roundtable discussion with the audience and all the speakers.




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