• 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 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

  • 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 kelsey.maitc@gmail.com

  • 28

    Sep 2017

    Educational Event: Dempsey Center

    29 Lowell St, 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic, and integrated approach to cancer support, prevention and education for individuals and families impacted by cancer. Judy Donnelly, RDN, LD, the Nutrition Program Coordinator at the Dempsey Center will host the Maine Nutrition Council event. She'll conduct a quick tour of the facility, provide an overview of the various services offered at the center and a detailed review, including some of the education provided to clients, of the Nutrition Programming offered at the center.
    Accredited Contact Hours Awarded.
    Free for members, $15 fee for non-members (covers membership).

    Please pre-register by e-mail by September 25 to Kelsey at kelsey.maitc@gmail.com
    The Conference Committee will be having a potluck lunch and meeting following the event at 1:00pm at 270 Minot Avenue, Suite B, Auburn, ME
  • 12

    May 2017

    Educational Event: Graduate Student Presentations

    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.

    Presentations include:
    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. 

    This event is FREE for members. Non-members can attend for $15 which includes dues and membership for the rest of the year to attend our other educational events and our conference at a reduced rate!
    Lunch and a board meeting will follow the event from 1-3pm in the same room. If you're interested in joining our board, please consider staying for the meeting.
  • 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

    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.

    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.

    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

  • 08

    Apr 2016

    2016 Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference

    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.  

  • 13

    Nov 2015

    Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fall Conference

    Maine Medical Center - The Charles A. Dana Health Education Center

    For more information about MAND, please see their Facebook page. 

  • 20

    Oct 2015

    Educational Event 10:00AM-12:00PM

    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.

  • 06

    May 2015

    Current Research Happenings in Nutrition

    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”

  • 10

    Apr 2015

    Fueling the Mind and Body: Nutrition Connections

    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

  • 15

    Jan 2015

    Educational Event: More Local Foods for Maine Schools

    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

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.