Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®)

Below will be listed Workshops, Events, and Education sessions with a pediatric focus that will be presented at FNCE®. These sessions are highlighted to help you plan your schedule. To view the entire listing of FNCE® sessions, visit www.eatrightfnce.org.

PNPG Events

  • PNPG Member Reception: Sunday, 10/21/18 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis, Liberty I-J. Sponsored by Abbott
  • PNPG Career Roundtable: Immediately following the Member Reception. Find out more and RSVP here!
  • PNPG Member Breakfast: Monday, 10/22/18 from 6:30 AM-8:00 AM at the Marriott Marquis, Independence F-H. Sponsored by Mead Johnson
  • DPG Showcase: Monday, 10/22/18 from 9:00AM-12:00 PM at the Walter E. Washington Expo Hall B
  • PNPG Spotlight Session: The Future of Pediatric Malnutrition: Establishing Prevalence, Ensuring Prevention. Sunday, 10/21/18 from 8:00AM-9:30AM in Room 152 AB


Special Mention: Sessions Provided by PNPG Members
Names of PNPG members are indicated in bold.
Sunday, October 21st
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
201. The Future of Pediatric Malnutrition: Establishing Prevalence, Ensuring Prevention
Location: 152 AB 
Moderator: Lori Bechard, PhD MEd RDN, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Research Associate, Boston Children’s Hospital
Session Speakers:
Patricia Becker, MS RDN CSP CNSC, Pediatric Nutrition Specialist, Dayton Children’s Hospital
Molly Vega, MS RDN LD, Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Texas Children’s Hospital

284. Competency-Based Education: An Innovative Approach to Assessment
Location: 144 ABC 
Moderator: Roxanne Kingston, MS, RD, Dietetic Internship Director, The University of Southern Mississippi
Session Speakers: Elaine Molaison, PhD, RD, Department Chair and Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
Karen Smith, MS, MBA, RD, LD, FADA, Director, Morrison Mgmt Specialists
Leanne Worsfold, RPN Director, Quality Programs, IComp Consulting, Inc.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
343. Expanding Horizons: RDN Fellows Advancing Strategies to Address Global Malnutrition
Location: 143 ABC 
Moderator: Elizabeth Jimenez, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
Session Speakers:
Stephen Alajajian, RD, CLC, Gardens for Health International Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Alice Figueroa, MPH, RDN, Duke Center for International Development Malnutrition Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

123. Feeding and Seeding: Human Milk’s Composition Impact on the Infant Microbiome
Location: 147 AB
Moderator: Rachelle Lessen, MS, RD, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Session Speakers:
Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, Professor and Melissa M Noel Endowed Chair, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Michelle McGuire, PhD, Professor, Washington State University

248. Teaming Up: Tailoring Nutrition to Optimize Youth Athletic Performance
Location: 151 AB
Moderator: Jill Castle, MS, RDN, Pediatric Dietitian/Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Jill Castle Nutrition LLC
Session Speakers:
Jeremy Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES, Founder, Director of Sports and Fitness Coaching Finish FIrst Sports Performance
Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, Food, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, Author, Spokesperson,
Heather Mangieri Nutrition, LLC

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
166. Summer Nutrition for Children: We All Have a Role to Play!
Location: 144 ABC
Moderator: Tracy Bates, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND
Session Speakers: Cynthia Ervin, MBA, RD, LDN, Summer Nutrition Program Manager, NC Department of Public Instruction
Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LDN, Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Poster Sessions: Professional Skills; Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis; Medical Nutrition Therapy
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Halls A&B
Poster 50: Evaluation of Food/Nutrient Intake Analysis in Pediatric Hospitals: Sarah Bellini

Monday, October 22nd
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
211. Improved Neonatal Patient Outcomes Through Exclusive Human Milk Feeds
Location: 143
Moderator: Patti Perks, RDN, MS, CNSC, Neonatal Nutrition Support Dietitian, Morrison’s Healthcare at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Session Speakers:          
Eva Delaney, RDN, CNSC, Pediatric Nutritionist, Morrison Healthcare at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Jonathan Swanson, MD, MPH, Medical Director for University of Virginia Neonatal ICU, and Chief Quality Officer, Division of Pediatrics at University of Virginia

234. Who Is Prescribing Nutrition Support Orders and How Can RDNs Do More?
Location: 145 AB
Moderator: Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND, Division Director of Clinical Nutrition, Morrison Healthcare
Session Speakers:
Stephanie Dobak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Dietitian, Jefferson Hospital
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy,American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
252. The Untold Story of School Foodservice in America
Location: 207 AB 
Moderator: Clare Miller, MS RDN LDN, Member, Legislative and Public Policy Committee, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Session Speakers:
Kevin Concannon, MSW, Former Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science         
Elizabeth Campbell, MS RDN, Consultant, School Nutrition Foundation
Donna Martin, RDN, LD, SNS, EdS, FAND
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, President, Nutrition for the Future, Inc.

467. Transforming Daily Clinical Practice into Useful Data
Location: 152 AB 
Moderator: Jane Ziegler, PhD, RDN, Associate Professor and Program Director, Rutgers University
Session Speakers:          
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, Staff and Nutrition Thread Leader, Cleveland Clinic, Pediatric Institute & Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Sharon Foley, PhD, RDN, Assistant Professor, Rush University

407. Regulatory Runaround: Does the Gluten Free Label Really Protect the Public?
Location: 147 AB
Moderator: Mary Sharrett, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Nationwide Children
Session Speakers:
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, Founder, Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC
Amy Keller, Chief Clinical Dietitian, Mary Rutan Hospital

138. Dietitians Leading Innovation: Using Data for Quality Improvement and Patient-Focused Transitions of Care
Location: 151 AB
Moderator: Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel West Hospital
Session Speakers:
Sadeq Quraishi, MD, MHA, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND, Division Director of Clinical Nutrition, Morrison Healthcare
Kelly Danis, RD, LDN, FAND, Director of Clinical Nutrition, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Campuses and System Computrition Team

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
474. Seal the Deal: Publishing Your Nutrition Research
Location: 152 AB 
Moderator: Teresa Marshall, PhD, RDN, FAND, Professor, Iowa College of Dentistry
Session Speakers:
Jeffrey Harris, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.,C.N.S., FAND, Chair, Department of Nutrition West Chester University
Linda Snetselaar, PhD RDN FAND LD, Professor in Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa

Tuesday, October 23rd
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
468. Methods Matter: Research to Improve Accuracy of Children’s Dietary Recalls
Location: 144 ABC
Moderator: Linda Snetselaar, PhD RDN FAND LD, Professor in Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa
Session Speakers: Suzanne Baxter, PhD RD LD FADA FAND, Adjunct Research Professor, University of South Carolina, College of Social Work
Albert Smith, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Cleveland State University

459. Solving the Challenges of Malnutrition in Pregnancy: An Updated Approach
Location: 207 AB
Moderator: Rima Itani Al-Nimr, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Instructor/ Director, Nutrition in Medical Education/ Member, Malnutrition in Pregnancy EAL, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Session Speakers: Sina Gallo, PhD, MSc, RD, Assistant Professor / Chair, Malnutrition in Pregnancy EAL, George Mason University
Joann McDermid, PhD, MSc, RD, Assistant Professor / Member, Malnutrition in Pregnancy EAL, University of Virginia School of Medicine

243. Innovative Approaches to Improve Outcomes in At-Risk Low-income Renal Populations
Location: 150 AB
Moderator: Sara Erickson, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, Levine Children’s Hospital & Specialty Center
Session Speakers: Victoria Kumar, MD, Medical Director, Home Dialysis, Department of Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP, Strategic Consultant, Community Health & Nutrition, Feeding America

265. The Journey to Tedx: From Expert Speaker to Inspirational Thought Leader
Location: East Salon ABC 
Session Speakers:
Jill Castle, MS, RDN, Pediatric Dietitian/Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Jill Castle Nutrition LLC
Clancy Harrison, MS, RDN, FAND, Author, Speaker, Advocate, Healthy Living Lifestyle

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
218. Nutrition Risk Screening in Pediatrics: Hospital and Community Based Tools
Location: 152 AB
Moderator: Molly Vega, MS RDN LD, Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Texas Children’s Hospital
Session Speakers:          
Sarah Bellini, Didactic Program in Dietetics Director, Brigham Young University
Elizabeth Spoede, MS, RD, CSP, LD, Pediatric Dietitian, Clinical Specialist, Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, TX

If you are presenting at FNCE® but don't see your name listed, please let us know! Email us at PNPGCommunications@gmail.com.

Child Nutrition Programs & School Nutrition Track:
Sunday, October 21st 2018
423. Health Promotion Research with Latino Children and Parents 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: 144 ABC
465. Responsive Feeding and Division of Responsibility: A Comparative Analysis of Childhood Feeding Approaches 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Location: 150 AB
166. Summer Nutrition for Children: We All Have a Role to Play! 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Location: 144 ABC
177. Culinary Demonstration: Chef in the Classroom – Cooking and Nutrition in K-12 Curriculum 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Location: 207 AB
472. New Perspectives on WIC: An Evidence-Based Examination of Early Childhood Dietary Behaviors 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: 144 ABC
Monday, October 22nd 2018
252. The Untold Story of School Foodservice in America 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Location: 207 AB
470. Baby Talk: The Latest on Feeding Infants 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: 207 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
468. Methods Matter: Research to Improve Accuracy of Children’s Dietary Recalls 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Location: 144 ABC
164. Baby Knows Best: The Evidence and Controversy of Baby-Led Weaning 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Location: 152 AB

Malnutrition Track
Sunday, October 21st
137. Perspectives from Global Leaders: RDNs Critical Role in Food and Nutrition Security 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Location: 147 AB
201. The Future of Pediatric Malnutrition: Establishing Prevalence, Ensuring Prevention 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Location: 152 AB
343. Expanding Horizons: RDN Fellows Advancing Strategies to Address Global Malnutrition 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: 143 ABC
299. The Socioeconomics of Malnutrition: Food Insecurity Screening and Intervention 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: 202 AB
Monday, October 22nd
138. Dietitians Leading Innovation: Using Data for Quality Improvement and Patient-Focused Transitions of Care 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Location: 202 AB
219. Moving Malnutrition Prevention from “Talk” to “Action”! 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: 147 AB
Tuesday, October 23rd
459. Solving the Challenges of Malnutrition in Pregnancy: An Updated Approach 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Location: 202 AB
396. Strategies to Improve Care Transition to Reduce Malnutrition 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Location: 145 AB
218. Nutrition Risk Screening in Pediatrics: Hospital and Community Based Tools

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