Technology Impacting Practice

FNCE 2018

488. Using Technology to Make Informed Food Choices

Monday, October 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Have you noticed a change in how your clients are making their food purchases? The global food market is rapidly evolving. In order to keep up, today’s consumers are asking for more information, greater transparency, and digital tools to help navigate the new food environment. What can dietitians do to help meet clients’ needs in this rapidly changing food world? This session will highlight how to best leverage emerging technology so it can be used as a powerful tool for providing consumers with the information they desire in order to help make informed food choices. Are you up for the challenge?

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1020 - Computer, electronic technology
  • 4030 - Dietary guidelines, DRIs, Food Guide Pyramid, food labeling
  • 7050 - Customer focus

Kristen Scott, MS, RD

Kristen Scott is the Director of Health and Nutrition Policy at GMA. She executes the development and implementation of GMA’s positions on health and nutrition policy. Her current portfolio of work includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Federal Feeding Programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the Codex Committee for Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses. Ms. Scott joined GMA in March of 2013. Prior to GMA, Ms. Scott worked as a Registered Dietitian in a variety of settings most recently working as a Public Health Nutritionist at the Ohio Department of Health. Ms. Scott received her B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University and M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from The Ohio State University.

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Kristen Scott, MS, RD

Kristen Scott is the Director of Health and Nutrition Policy at GMA. She executes the development and implementation of GMA’s positions on health and nutrition policy. Her current portfolio of work includes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Federal Feeding Programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the Codex Committee for Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses. Ms. Scott joined GMA in March of 2013. Prior to GMA, Ms. Scott worked as a Registered Dietitian in a variety of settings most recently working as a Public Health Nutritionist at the Ohio Department of Health. Ms. Scott received her B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University and M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from The Ohio State University.

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Emily Craft, RDN, CSP, LDN

Emily Craft is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist with Giant Food. She recieved her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and her Masters in Health Education from St. Joseph's Univeristy. Prior to her time with Giant, Emily spent 4.5 years counseling thousands of children with obesity and adolescents undergoing weight loss surgery at Nemours/ Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. During that time, Emily was active with the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was named the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for the state of Delaware in 2012. Emily is the Director of the Resources for the Weight Management Dietetics Practice group and the Communications Chair of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she is lucky to work with some of the top RDs in the field. Emily has spoken nationally on the topics of pediatric weight management, nutrition counseling, and retail nutrition and is passionate about helping customers integrate good nutrition seamlessly into their lives.

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David Fikes

David Fikes is Vice President, Communications and Consumer/Community Affairs for Food Marketing Institute, the trade association for supermarkets, grocery stores and all venues of food retail. His areas of responsibility - which embrace consumer research, animal welfare issues, and overcoming the contemporary challenges of communication - all feed his fascination with people and deepen his curiosity about how we think, feel, interact and convey our values. Prior to his position with FMI, Fikes served as the Director of Communication for the American Frozen Food Institute. Before entering the world of food trade associations, he worked for 20 years as an Episcopal priest, serving parishes in Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. Fikes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas and a Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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