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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330
9am - 11am
Augusta Civic Center
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 email@example.com
29 Lowell St, 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bumps Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469
Please join us to hear presentations from three UMaine Graduate Students. The event will take place from 10am-12pm on Friday, May 12th in the Bumps Room at the Memorial Union on the UMaine Campus in Orono.
Marissa Rublee - Using Nutrition Education at a Maine Food Pantry Impacts Food-Related Behavior of Participants
Bri Fortin - Behavior, Attitude, and Knowledge Changes After Youth Participation in the 4th H for Health Challenge Curriculum
Amber Ellwell - Consumer Acceptability and Bioanalysis of Cold Hardy Plums
Please RSVP to attend our May Educational Event, contact Kelsey Fortin via email or phone (207) 418-8417.
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.
8:00 Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(certificates for 6 contact hours will be awarded to each participant that completes the conference)
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.
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
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.
Maine Medical Center - The Charles A. Dana Health Education Center
For more information about MAND, please see their Facebook page.
Maine General Medical Center- Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, ME
Laura Holweger Robbins, CHES, MGMC Prevention Center - Evidence based programs Maine General Medical Center is coordinating and offering in the community and the capacity map for these programs.
Wendy Jorgensen, PA, MHP, Program Associate, Healthy Living Resource Center Review of public programs and classes offered by the Center.
Maine Nutrition Council Educational Event 10:00AM-12:00PM
Carolyn Stocker “An Audit of the University of Maine Food and Fitness Environment”
Sierra Guay “Consumer Preference for and Stability of Bioactive Compounds in Frozen Treat Products Made with Underutilized Berries”
Marissa Rublee “Worksite Wellness for UMaine Dining Employees: Healthy Eating for the Holidays”
Governor Hill Mansion, Augusta, ME
Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ronald E.Kleinman, MD Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit, Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. View conference agenda
Agricultural Trades Show - Augusta Civic Center 10:00-12:00pm
Presenters: Stephanie Stambach- Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition Services, Lily Joslin, Israel Buffardi and Christine Gall- FoodCorps Maine
Program will demonstrate how more fresh and local foods are now getting to our school children and show how the children are learning to recognize and even grow them! Download FoodCorps presentation slides