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Thursday, May 13, 2010

May Conference

"Nutrition Currency from Policy to Practice"

Date: May 14, 2015

Location: Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2034.

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

How would you define “currency”? Currency is: A) Relevant today or new; B) Revenue generating; C) Medium of exchange; D) All of the above.

Answer: D. “All of the above” describes the content of this year’s May Conference, as presentations from all of these areas bring “currency” to you. Nutrition currency is cutting-edge research that informs both policy and practice. Nutrition currency is information about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans brought to you by a member of the guidelines committee. Nutrition currency is practical information about the billing and reimbursement codes for dietitians and the new Goal Wizard practice-based competencies. Currency is envisioning the future of sustainability from farm to plate. All of these aspects of “nutrition currency” will be part of this not-to-be-missed May Conference at Purdue.


The ketogenic diet is a current hot topic and three new faculty members in our department, Jessica Ellis, Ryan Grant and Mridul Datta, will share current research on the use of ketogenic diets in neurological disorders, weight loss & inflammation and cancer therapy. Professor Wayne Campbell, another faculty member, will share his perspective and experience as a member of the 2015 Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee. Additionally, Gary Corbett of Fair Oaks Farms will present a vision of the possibilities for future sustainability in our food system that we are certain will both entertain and “wow” you. Finally, we are featuring a session that includes two current issues of great practical value to those in dietetics practice: Sandra Morris, the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reimbursement representative will present on adding value via coding and billing for malnutrition and medical nutrition therapy, and Professor Kathleen Niedert will provide an orientation to the new Goal Wizard practice based competencies for Registered Dietitians.

Our goal is to provide you with new content, as well as new ideas to integrate with your existing knowledge base. In addition to the outstanding presentations above, we are planning a poster session that will cover a broad range of research topics. As always, we hope to enhance our connection, as faculty and staff from the Department of Nutrition Science, with you, and provide an opportunity for you to network with other nutrition professionals. Come explore topics that will be useful to both clinicians and nutrition educators. The conference will be in Stewart Center.

This conference is held in conjunction with our Hall of Fame Award Reception. You are most welcome to attend this event. The Hall of Fame reception and presentations will be in the East Faculty Lounge of Purdue Memorial Union following the Conference from 4:00–6:00 PM. Information about the 2015 recipients will be on the Nutrition Science website -

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