A Healthier Wisconsin

Learning Event Support: 2023 WAND Annual Conference: Moving Forward with Innovation

Providing up-to-date education and resources for nutrition and dietetic professionals

Full Project Name:Learning Event Support: 2023 WAND Annual Conference: Moving Forward with InnovationPrimary Community Organization:Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND)Award Amount:$5,000
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Project Description Narrative:

Food and nutrition continue to be popular topics across all digital platforms. It's important for nutrition and dietetics professionals to understand the latest theories and practices and how to communicate their credible and research-based messaging in light of the many and not always credible voices in this space.

With funding support from AHW, this conference will invite nutrition and dietetic professionals to learn about topics including reaching priority populations and developing clear and compelling nutrition messaging for clients and communities.

Attendees will also participate in sessions on diverse patients' unique nutrition and dietetic needs. Conference participants will leave with tools, skills, and learning that they can apply immediately and in the near future.

Outcomes & Lessons Learned:

  • Achieved attendance goal with over 150 registered participants from a variety of disciplines, many registered dieticians at the director/manager level, and others as practitioners in the clinical/patient care fields. Over 70 students and interns from at least 6 different colleges and universities were able to attend as well. Other fields were also represented including public health, community nutrition education, academia, business owners, non-profits, and business/corporations
  • Provided educational offerings on a wide variety of subjects, including new treatments for Type I Diabetes, integrative and functional nutrition, and screening for dysphagia. Other sessions focused more on communication and delivering health education to patients and the public (e.g., communicating effectively as a nutrition professional, creating engaging research-based food content for media
  • Conference attendees were provided a follow-up evaluation and they will also receive a CPEU certificate for their attendance. Conference attendees provided positive feedback on their experience and learnings at the conference

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