Nutrition Links Annual Conference
When: Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
(9:30 AM - 4:45 PM)
Where: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
registration deadline: August 1, 2018
Setting a Welcoming Table: A Conversation on Diversity
The Nutrition Links Annual Conference builds skills for educators and health professionals who work with families to provide education about nutrition, food selection, and food behavior. This year, we will address the many facets of diversity, from educational level and ethnicity to life experience and disability.
Featured speaker is Fernando Chang-Muy, an immigration lawyer from the University of Pennsylvania. Breakout sessions look at fermented foods, communicating with ESL students, the Latinx connection, and food and culture in Latin America, India and other countries of the world.
Educators and health professionals who work with families to provide education about nutrition, food selection, and food behavior
- Nutrient updates
- New teaching ideas
- Great recipes to help your clients liven up their meals
09:30 am Conference Registration & Coffee Break
10:30 am From the Fire into the Frying Pan: The Immigrant Experience Leaving Home and Coming to America Fernando will provide an overview of current immigration policies to increase our awareness of the challenges immigrants face upon arrival. Learn about ways that newcomers enter the US for a short term or for a long term; who are refugees and why they flee, and how long-term residents can become US citizens. Through real life case examples, engage with your peers to explore the strengths and challenges of immigrant communities.
12:00 pm Welcome & Buffet Lunch
02:15 pm Break - Snacks/Beverages in Break Areas
03:30 pm Break - Snacks/Beverages in Break Areas
04:45 pm Conclude General Conference