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Speaking Engagements

March 31, 2017
Food Cults – Where Science and Skepticism Collide. Closing the Gap between Nutrition Knowledge and Food Beliefs

Presentation at Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Expo
Sponsor: Monsanto

April 16, 2015
What Influences Lifestyle Choices and How Can We Change Them?

Webinar for Nurses, Dietitians and Other Health Professionals by Gannet Publishing Nurses.com
Sponsor: Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness

December 2014
Planting the Seeds for a Paradigm Shift: Making More Plant-Based Diets Possible for All

Webinar from the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sponsor: Monsanto

October 23, 2014
Responding to Patient Questions About Low Calorie Sweeteners: What Does the Evidence Say?

American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly Nutrition & Beverage Pavilion
Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company

August 19, 2014
Can Low Calorie Sweeteners Really Help With Weight Management? A look at the research on appetite and food intake by users of low calorie sweeteners

Webinar for Nurses, Dietitians and other Health Educators
Sponsor: Gannett Publishing Nurses.com

June 30, 2014
Are Sugar Substitutes Appropriate for Everyone? Information to expand pharmacists’ nutrition counseling skills

Webinar for Pharmacists
Sponsor: Drug Store News

May 29, 2014
"Taste Great or Less Filling: The Great Sweetener Debate"

The Healthy Beverage Expo, Long Beach CA
Sponsor: FW Media, Inc.

September 26, 2013
"Are Sugar Substitutes Appropriate for Everyone?"

American Association of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Refreshments

August 11, 2013
Expert panel on "Energy Balance and Calories In"

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo and Education Panel
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Refreshments

March 22, 2013
"Let’s Talk Sweeteners: Separating the Science from the Non-Sense"

Mississippi Dietetic Association and Certified Diabetes Educators meeting
Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company

February 12, 2013
"No, Low and Reduced Calorie Sweeteners: Hot Topics From A – Z"

Webinar for Registered Dietitians and Diabetes Educators
Sponsor: The Calorie Control Council

January 22, 2013
"Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Management: Help or Hindrance"

Webinar for Registered Dietitians and Health Care Professionals
Sponsor: Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness

December 11, 2012
"Nutrition in the News: Putting It Into Perspective"

Balanced Living Workshop for bloggers
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Refreshments

March 3, 2012
"Nutrition and Wellness in Older Adults"

International Conference on Emerging Possibilities in Gerontology, Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala State, India
Sponsor: Institute of Social Gerontology and Research

March 2, 2012
"Nutrition and Wellness in Older Adults"

International Conference on Emerging Possibilities in Gerontology, Pushpagiri Medical College, Thiruvalla, Kerala State, India Sponsor: Institute of Social Gerontology and Research

February 26, 2012
"Nutrition and Wellness in Older Adults"

International Conference on Emerging Possibilities in Gerontology, NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore, India
Sponsor: Institute of Social Gerontology and Research

September 25, 2011
"Multitasking & Mindless Eating: Breaking the Cycle with Intuitive Eating" Program Moderator

Food & Nutrition Conference & Exposition
Sponsor: American Dietetic Association

September 26, 2011
"From Basic to Brilliant and the Magic of Fermentation Culinary Demonstration"

Food & Nutrition Conference & Exposition
Sponsor: American Dietetic Association

March 15, 2011
"A Holistic Approach to Healthy Living"

Women of Campbell's Panel Event
Sponsor: Campbell Soup Company

February 9, 2011
"Low and Reduced Calorie Sweeteners: Hot Topics from
A – Z"

Webinar for Registered Dietitians and Health Professionals
Sponsor: The Calorie Control Council and the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group

November 10, 2010
"Socio-Cultural Trends Shaping Eating Behavior"

A Social Media Conference for mom bloggers
Atlanta, GA
Sponsor: Live Positively Program

October 20, 2010
"Translating Dietary Guidance: Incorporating Convenience Foods into a Healthful Diet"

Media Briefing for Food and Health Writers and Publishers
New York, NY
Sponsor: International Food Information Council

July 13, 2010
Miscommunication About Beans in Dietary Guidelines

Florida Dietetic Association

Orlando, FL

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

May 5, 2010
Beans: The Misunderstood Vegetable

CDA Spring Meeting, Exhibits & Posters

Cromwell, CT

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

April 23, 2010
Beans: The Vegetable With More

Webinar for Food & Culinary Professionals DPG

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

April 8, 2010
Understanding Americans' Approach to Weight Management: The Role of Low Calorie Sweeteners

Webinar for Registered Dietitians and Health Professionals

Sponsor: The Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness

March 26, 2010
Americans Don't Know Beans About Beans

Massachusetts Dietetic Association

Norwood, MA

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

March 20, 2010
Miscommunication About Beans In Dietary Guidance: How the Language We Use Affects Eating Behavior Outcome

Texas Dietetic Association

Dallas, TX

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

March 18, 2010
Hitting the Sweet Spot
A Talk with Experts About Low Calorie Sweeteners

Continuing Professional Education Program for Registered Dietitians

Santa Monica, CA

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

December 1, 2009
Americans Don't Know Beans About Beans

Long Island Dietetic Association Meeting

CW Post University

Brookville, NY

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

November 12-16, 2009

Language Barriers to Good Nutrition. An illustration of how terminology used in dietary guidance may impede selection of more healthful foods.

17th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

Research Centre for the History of Food & Drink

Adelaide, Australia

May 2, 2009
Beans: The Vegetable With More

New York State Dietetic Association Annual Meeting

Rye Brook, NY

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

April 25, 2009
Beans: The Vegetable With More

California State Association Annual Meeting

Riverside, CA

Sponsor: Bush Brothers & Company

April 14, 2009
Communication Strategies for Today's Patient: Enhancing the dialogue on nutrition & exercise in the clinical setting

The Heart Truth campaign

Atlanta, GA

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

April 7, 2009
Communication Strategies for Today's Patient: Enhancing the dialogue on nutrition & exercise in the clinical setting

The Heart Truth campaign sponsored by Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

March 31, 2009
Communication Strategies for Today's Patient: Enhancing the dialogue on nutrition & exercise in the clinical setting

The Heart Truth

Charlotte, NC

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

March 24, 2009
Communication Strategies for Today's Patient: Enhancing the dialogue on nutrition & exercise in the clinical setting

The Heart Truth

Dallas, TX

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

March 19, 2009
Communication Strategies for Today's Patient: Enhancing the dialogue on nutrition & exercise in the clinical setting

The Heart Truth

Chicago, IL

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

March 12, 2009
Misconceptions About Diet and Heart Health

The Heart Truth Women's Luncheon

Washington, DC

 

Sponsors: Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

August 29-30, 2008
How Culture Shapes Obesity

Program   |   Poster

IV National Congress & III International Congress on Obesity for the Andean Nations

Sponsored by FUNCOBES 2008,
Bogota, Columbia

February 17, 2008
Beans. New Research to Address Confusion & Drive Behavior Change

Food 3000 Annual Food & Nutrition Symposia

Sponsored by Porter Novelli,
Budapest, Hungary

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