American Dietetic Association 2005 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

09/07/05

American Dietetic Association brings top experts to St. Louis

CHICAGO – The American Dietetic Association brings the world of food and nutrition to St. Louis, Mo., October 22-25 at ADA's 2005 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

From the latest nutrition science research findings to developments in national health policy and legislation … from children's weight to the role of foods in preventing disease … from innovative ways to reach consumers with healthful-eating messages to reasons for dietary supplement use in this country…

In each of these critical areas and more, the top authorities will be at America's Center for the world's largest gathering of food and nutrition experts – 10,000 dietetics professionals, policy makers, health-care providers, researchers and industry leaders.

They will attend more than 100 research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. And more than 300 exhibitors from corporations, government and nonprofit agencies will showcase new food products, services and nutrition education materials.

Highlights of ADA's 2005 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo include:

Opening Session features registered dietitian and ADA President Rebecca S. Reeves and the Ross Keynote Address by Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour. (Saturday, October 22)

ADA Foundation Nutrition Symposium spotlights new developments in weight management for children and adults. (Saturday, October 22)

Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet, joins ADA experts to discuss evidence-based strategies to treat and prevent obesity. (Sunday, October 23)

Harvard/ADA Research Symposium features presentations on behavioral counseling theories and childhood obesity prevention. (Tuesday, October 25)

Session highlights include:

Sunday, October 23:

  • An Unacknowledged Struggle: Eating Disorders in Males
  • Impacting Children's Health through School Wellness Policies
  • Improving the Lives of Older Adults through the Older Americans Act
  • Beyond Calcium: Isoflavones, Vitamin D and Omega-3 PUFA Hold Keys to Bone Health
  • Assessment and Application of the Glycemic Index
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy and Pending Medicare Legislation
  • Successfully Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • The Science Supporting the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    Monday, October 24:

  • When Children Won't or Can't Eat: Understanding Feeding Disorders in Young Children
  • Impact in the Aisles: Reaching Consumers in Supermarkets
  • HIV/AIDS: The Ryan White Care Act and the Impact of the Disease on Minority Populations
  • Nutritional Neuroscience: Having a Positive Impact on ADHD and Autism
  • Integrative Nutrition Philosophy: Implications for Women's Health
  • Military Dietitians' Responsibilities in Humanitarian Assistance/Support Missions
  • Dietary Supplement Use in the USA: Who's Using What and Why?

    Tuesday, October 25:

  • Cuisine of Discovery: Foods That Fueled Lewis and Clark
  • Hidden Costs of Supersizing: How to Address Large Portions
  • No Bones about It: The Role of Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

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