Health and Wellness Conference


Health and Wellness Conference

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • NYU Langone Health, Farkas Auditorium, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
  • 100


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  • Non-member pricing includes 2017-2018 student membership dues (must be an AND student member to be eligible for GNYDA student membership)
  • Non-member pricing includes 2017-2018 membership dues (must be an AND member to be eligible for GNYDA membership)
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16th Annual Health and Wellness Conference. 

Conference Program and Overview:

  • 9:00 am: Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:30 am: GNYDA Welcome Address
  • 9:45 am: “IBD: The Missing Link”
    Alexandra Rosenstock, RD, CDN and Lauren Kelly MS, RD, CDN; Registered Dietitians, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    Within our gut is an intestinal mucosal barrier (IMB) that allows for the transfer of nutrients and waste, creating a separation between the microbiota and food from the innate and adaptive immune system. Conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been linked to a disrupted IMB and dysbiosis.  Alexandra and Lauren will define intestinal permeability, explain the microbiome and dysbiosis, describe the link between intestinal permeability and inflammatory bowel disease and discuss medical nutrition therapy and supplementation for intestinal permeability.
  • 10:50 am: “From Scienciness to Sciensationalism- Empowering and Enabling Athletes with Evidence”
    Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD; Sports Dietitian, Kansas City Chiefs
    The role of the sports dietitian is to help the athlete safeguard health and optimize performance.  Leslie will discuss the role of the sports dietitian, what athletes find enticing, what the science says, unintended consequences of diet manipulation, ketogenic, gluten free and dairy free diets, protein and carbohydrate guidelines and the latest on supplements.
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch and Networking
  • 1:30 pm “Improving Patient Engagement Using a Culinary Nutrition Approach” Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN and Julie Harrington, RDN; Founder and Managing Director and Culinary Nutrition Program Coordinator at Living Plate
    Nutrition education interventions that have a culinary component can help bridge the gap between what people know and what they practice.  This presentation explores the importance of culinary nutrition considering current research that builds a case to deliver interventions that incorporate culinary skills development.  Jeanne and Julie will discuss the importance of incorporating culinary instruction into the Nutrition Care Process, the impact culinary nutrition programs have on behavior mediators, growing business opportunities through culinary nutrition program offerings and the logistics of creating and facilitating nutrition education interventions that include cooking demonstrations. This presentation will also include a 1/2 hour cooking demo.
  • 3:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Networking
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Registration fee includes light breakfast and catered lunch. Registration will only be accepted with payment. GNYDA reserves the right to return registration once capacity has been reached. On-site registration (add $20), space permitting. A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

Written cancellation requests post-marked by January 13, 2018 will be honored in full less a $10.00 processing fee. No refunds after 1/13/18.

For further information contact Leah Kaufman and Lauren Pendergast, PR Co-Chairs: gnydapr@gmail.com

We would like to thank to following companies for their product donations!
(Please note: this is not an inclusive list!)

Mediterranean Snacks

Siggis Yogurt

Purely Elizabeth


Rhythm Kale Chips

High Brew Coffee

Sunsweet Plum Amazings



Peanut Butter & Co

Stur Drinks

Wonderful Pistachios