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

  • 10

    Apr 2017

    2017 Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference

    MaineGeneral Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, ME 04330

    Eat for the Health of it! Our 2017 conference will be held at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta on Monday, April 10th, 8:00am-3:30pm. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maine-nutrition-council-annual-conference-2017-tickets-31292917960

    Agenda:
    8:00 Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
    8:30 Welcome
    9:00 Keynote: Dr. Saray Stancic “A Prescription for a Plant-Based Diet”
    10:15 Exhibits & cooking demo with Tom Mellette of MaineGeneral: Thai Noodles with Marinated Tofu and Vegetables
    10:30 Session 1: Dr. John Jemison “H2O: What You Need to Know”
    11:30 Let's Go! Program - Making a Difference with Amy Bouchard, MS, RD of Let's Go! 5210
    12:00 Lunch & Exhibits
    12:45 Scholarships & Awards
    1:00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Diet & Nutrition in Disease Prevention
    Panelists include: Dr. Steven Feder (Lincoln Medical Partners), Venus Gilley (RD & Diabetes Educator at MaineGeneral), Donna Walsh (Certified Specialist Oncology Nutrition, MaineGeneral).
    2:00 Session 2: Dr. Saray Stancic “Managing Autoimmune Disease Using Our Dinner Plate”
    2:45 Plant Parts Yoga with Jada Wensman, FoodCorps
    3:00 Closing Remarks
    3:15 Evaluation & Door Prizes

    Keynote Speaker: Saray Stancic, MD, is the founder of Stancic Health & Wellness in Ramsey, NJ, a unique and innovative practice whose mission is to educate and empower patients to achieve optimal health via lifestyle modification. Her focus is shedding light on the building body of scientific data supporting the importance of optimal nutrition in disease prevention. The concept for this practice came in response to her experiences as a physician for more than 20 years and as a patient with multiple sclerosis. Learn about her here: http://www.stancichealthandwellness.com/home.html

    Topics for the day include: Prescription for a Plant-Based Diet, H2O: What You Need To Know, Managing Autoimmune Disease Using Our Dinner Plate, and a panel discussion on the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention.

    Speakers and panelists include: Dr. Saray Stancic, Dr. John Jemison, Dr. Steven Feder, Donna Walsh, Venus Gilley, and Tom Mellette.

    Click here to download our registration form.

    Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017 – Please mail forms and make checks payable to:
    The Maine Nutrition Council
    PO Box 246
    Augusta, ME 04330

    For exhibitor and sponsor information please contact Kelsey Fortin at kelsey.maitc@gmail.com
    (certificates for 6 contact hours will be awarded to each participant that completes the conference)

  • 12

    Jan 2017

    Educational Event: Just Eat It! Film viewing at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

    Waldo Room, Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330 10am

    Join the Maine Nutrition Council at the Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center in the Waldo Room on Thursday January 12th at 10am in viewing the film Just Eat It! Followed by discussion.

    Synopsis: 
    We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? 

    Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

    Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

    Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/88023628

News

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Upcoming MAND 2017 Spring Educational Conference

March 12, 2017

MAND’s 2017 Spring Educational Conference, on Friday, March 24, will be jointly held at UMaine, Orono and SMCC with video tech assistance that will allow all participants to see and hear the speakers at both locations (and no matter where the speakers are speaking “live”)!  Topics covered will include end-of-life ethics, weight bias, new food labeling and a panel on new approaches to nutrition practice.

This conference is pending approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 5.5 CPEUs.

Register Here.

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