Annual Meeting 2017

WHEN:May 11-12th, 2017

WHERE:Huntington, WV - Marshall University Foundation Hall

75th Gala and Awards Banquet will be held on May 11th at 7PM-9PM at the Marshall University Visual Arts Center. See the link for more! You can register for the Gala when you register for the Meeting.

Rooms are blocked off at the Pullman Plaza Hotel for $99/night. Be sure to mention WVAND to receive discount. Breakfast is provided on site.

A pre-conference workshop sponsored by the American Dairy Association Mideast, Marshall University Department of Dietetics, Cabell Huntington Hospital Nutrition Services (Chef, Mary Emerson ) and the Facing Hunger Food Bank will be held on Wednesday, May 10 from 10:00 - 3:30. The event will begin at the Facing Hunger Foodbank and proceed to Huntington's Kitchen. Please Click Here for additional information, or contact Sharon Maynard directly for Pre-conference Workshop Registration @ Limited availability so respond soon before the opportunity is full.

Before heading out of town, be sure to vist Heritage Farm for their Way Back Weekend -

Be sure to check out our Conference page on Facebook.

Information for Vendors & Exhibitors

Vendors, exhibitors and sponsors are being accepted for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Please use the google form below to submit information.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration
    Exhibitor Registration Form

Conference Date: May 11th & 12th, 2017
Exhibit Date: Thursday May 12th, 2017, 11:45am-1:15pm

Thank you for supporting the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Questions - please email Megan Govindan

Conference Presentations

Continuing Professional Education Certificate of Attendance

Studio 8 Gift of Wellness

Full Schedule w/Speakers (.pdf)

Speakers' Bios/Topic Sheet

Wednesday May 10, 2017

10:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Foodbank: A Journey from Box to Table
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of a local Feeding America foodbank and help fill backpacks for WV school children

Enjoy lunch and learn with Chef Marty Emmerson at "Huntington's Kitchen"

Learn how to navigate the Feeding America Healthy Foodbank Hub and the Great American Milk Drive websites

Plan a meal using donated foods and USDA's Supertracker during a fun group activity

Donation: $10/person
5 hours CEU
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WVAND Board Meeting
Huntington's Kitchen
RSVP - Barbara Hartman

Thursday May 11, 2017

6:00 amRun Before You Sit!
7:00 amRegistration Opens
8:00 amConference Welcome
8:15 amMicrobiome
9:15 amBREAK
9:30 amFood Waste
10:30 amBREAK
10:45 amState of the State Type II Diabetes
11:45 amWVAND Business Updates
12:00 pmBREAK
1:15 pmTraditional Nutrition for an Aging Population
2:15 pmBREAK
2:30 pmFailed Theories of Heart Disease
3:30 pmBREAK
3:45 pmFood Literacy
5:00 pmAnnouncements
7:00 pmWVAND 75th Anniversary Gala
7:30 pmWelcome
7:40 pmAND Update
8:00 pmAwards
8:15 pmThe last 75 Years
8:30 pmEat, Drink, & Mingle

Friday May 12, 2017

6:00 amWake Up & Stretch
7:00 amRegistration Opens
8:00 amWV Expert Panel
10:15 amPanel Q&A
10:30 amStroll Downtown
11:00 amWelcome to Huntington
11:10 amFarmer's Market Cooking Demonstration
12:00 pmLocally Sourced Lunch
1:15 pmNourishing Networks
2:30 pmReversing Type II DM with Nutrition
3:45 pmMaking Connections
4:45 pmClosing Remarks

Saturday May 13, 2017

7:00 amWild Ramp & Central City Farmer's Market open
Heritage Farm Museum - Way Back Weekend

Continuing Professional Education

This program is approved for 16.5 CPEs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.
Wednesday Pre-Conference Dairy Farm Educational Tour:3.5 CPEs
Thursday Conference Sessions:6 CPEs
Thursday Poster Session:0.5 CPEs
Exhibits:0.5 CPEs
Friday Conference Sessions:6 CPEs

Vendors and Sponsors of the 2017 Meeting