maine nutrition council

Our Mission

The Maine Nutrition Council promotes the mission of its founders – to contribute to the health and well-being of Maine citizens through education, research and advocacy.

Events & Conferences

  • 11

    Apr 2018

    2018 Annual Conference: Sustainable Nutrition for ME

    University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster Street Lewiston, ME 04240 8am - 4pm

    Our 2018 annual conference, Sustainable Nutrition for ME will be held at the Univeristy of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston, ME on Wednesday, April 11th, 8:00am-4pm.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Miriam Nelson, UNH Sustainability Institute

    Topics for the day include: Sustainable dietary guidance, cooking demo basics, connecting local foods to cafeterias and institutions, sustainable seafood, and more!

    Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018
    Space is LIMITED! Register early!

    Certificates for 6 contact hours will be awarded to each participant that completes the conference.
    Conference Agenda and more information to come!

    Join us Wednesday, April 11th, at USM Lewiston-Auburn College!

    *For exhibitor and sponsor information please contact Kelsey Fortin at


    Download our paper registration form here to fill out and mail in
    Please mail forms and make checks payable to:
    The Maine Nutrition Council
    PO Box 246
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • 11

    Jan 2018

    Educational Event: Trends in the Specialty Food Industry

    Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330

    9am - 11am
    Augusta Civic Center
    Aroostook Room

    Join us for our January Educational Event at the Agricultural Trades Show! Louis Bassano from the UMaine Extension will be speaking on Trends in the Specialty Food Industry.
    What’s hot? What’s not? Why does it matter? Learn about the latest research on consumer food beliefs, behaviors and projected trends for the 21st Century Consumer.
    This workshop will feature a discussion on the specialty food industry including important food trends that are driving sales. The presenter will discuss key attitudes and habits of Millennials and suggest ways that food manufacturers can market to this important consumer group. In addition, the differences between Millennials, Gen X’ers, and Baby Boomers will be explored.

    Pre-register by email to


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Save the Date!

November 29, 2017

Save the date for our 2018 annual conference! Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Campus. More information to come! Keep checking back!

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