• 11

    Apr 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 kelsey.maitc@gmail.com

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-nutrition-for-me-tickets-41957343544

    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

  • 10

    Apr 2017

    Annual Conference: Eat for the Health of it!

    MaineGeneral Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, ME 04330 8am - 3:30pm

    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

    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. Click here to download the recipe!
    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 Presentation (RD & Diabetes Educator at MaineGeneral), Donna Walsh Presentation (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.

    Online registration hopefully coming soon!

    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)

  • 08

    Apr 2016

    Annual Conference: Challenges And Trends In Nutrition

    Kennebec Valley Community College, US Route 201, Hinckley, Maine

    Challenges and Trends in Nutrition. To register, download the form.  Featuring speakers: Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He is co-founder and content creator of AllergyHome and serves as a voluntary consultant for the Mass. Dept. of Public Health, School Health Services. Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS is a Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine School of Food & Agriculture.  

  • 02

    Apr 2014

    Annual Conference: Feeding the Next Generation

    University of Maine at Farmington 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Join us on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, and join in on the conversation about how we will feed the next generation to produce healthy, productive adults. When it comes down to it, much of our lives and our children’s lives center around food. Are we giving them the best start possible? Are we teaching them healthy habits that will carry them through and be passed on to future generations? Are we supporting healthy attitudes towards food? Download the conference brochure.

  • 08

    Apr 2016

    Annual Conference: My Farmer, My Plate: Cultivating an Understanding of Food Production

    Haraseeket Inn, Freeport, ME 7:30 AM -3:30 PM


    Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? Come learn how to make informed consumer choices and promote sustainable agriculture practices. Download the conference brochure.

    Conference Objectives
    1. To provide accurate, science- based information in order to make informed decisions regarding food and food systems.
    2. Connection with local food sources.
    3. To facilitate a connection between nutrition educators and food producers.

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.