17th Annual GNYDA Health & Wellness Conference


17th Annual GNYDA Health & Wellness Conference

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • NYU Langone Medical Center - Tisch Hospital Farkas Auditorium 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016
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  • Includes GNYDA Membership fee for 2019-2020. Must be an AND Member to be eligible for GNYDA Membership.
  • Includes GNYDA student membership fee for 2019-2020. Must be an AND Student Member to be eligible for GNYDA Student Membership.
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Conference Program and Overview:

  • 9:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM - GNYDA Welcome Address
  • 9:45 AM - The Art and Science of Nutrition Therapy: Integrating Intuitive Eating and Body Positivity into Your Practice
    Paige Smathers, RD, CD: Owner of Positive Nutrition in Salt Lake City, UT

    Intuitive eating and body positivity are 
    gaining momentum and popularity in the current culture at large and field of nutrition and dietetics specifically. Many dietitians are shifting the focus of their practice from weight loss to well being and have questions along the way of how to do this in an evidenced-based manner. It can be tricky to navigate a non-diet approach and with the momentum these movements are gaining in recent years, many dietitians want practical tools to help them integrate these ideas into their practice.

  • 11:00 AM - Dietary Manipulation to Influence Inflammation and the Microbiome in Order to Prevent Anxiety and Depression Kara Landau, APD;
    Founder of Uplift Food in New York, NY

    The gut brain axis and its influence over mental wellbeing is continuing to gain momentum within scientific communities; With 90% of mood calming serotonin being produced within the gut, and with depression now being known to be connected with internal inflammation and not merely a hormonal imbalance, it is more important than ever for dietitians to be at the forefront on understanding this connection, as well as being confident in providing dietary recommendations to patients to show them how nutrition can be a powerful tool to support positive mental health.
  • 12:15 PM - Lunch and Networking
  • 1:15 PM - PCOS MNT: Food Peace is Possible and Dietitians Can Help Make It Happen

    Julie Duffy Dillon MS, RD,NCC,LDN,CEDRD; Owner of Julie Dillon Consulting, Greensboro, NC

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of ovulatory infertility and 40% of those affected experience diabetes by the time they are 40. Most dietitians rely on weight centric calorie restrictions and low carb diabetic meal planning to treat PCOS yet those don’t work for most people. This presentation will focus on filling up the dietitian’s toolbox with concrete weight inclusive tools to help clients understand their physiology, improve body image, and illuminate their path toward Food Peace.

  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Networking
4 CPEU’s have been approved

Registration fee includes light breakfast and catered lunch. 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.

For further information contact the Public Relations Co-Chairs, Leah Kaufman and Marsi Shapiro at gnydapr@gmail.com

Written cancellation requests post-marked by January 13, 2019 will be honored in full less a $10.00 processing fee. No refunds after 1/13/19.

Online registration for this event has ended. On-site registration will be available pending availability.

We would like to thank to following companies for their product donations! (Not an all-inclusive list)