Michigan Academy Annual Conference - April 26 & 27, 2018
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center
Bay City, MI
Mark your calendars – the 2018 Spring Conference will take place on April 26-27th at the Double Tree Hotel in Bay City. Great news – for the 11th year in a row the Michigan Academy Board of Directors voted to keep conference registration fees the same, so there will be no increase in attendance cost this year. Conference registration fees are as follows for the full two days:
- MAND member: $200
- Interns, students and retirees: $70
- Non-members: $365
Fourteen CPE’s will be offered at the conference. Along with educational lecture sessions and panel discussions, you will have the opportunity to visit exhibit tables, a poster session, award ceremonies, and a run-walk event!
We have many exciting speakers lined up! To get a feel for what the conference has to offer, take a look at some of the amazing speakers below.
Research consistently suggests that body size and health behaviors are not the major causes of health disparities across the United States, but that The Social Determinants of Health are more to blame. During the Health at Every Size keynote presentation, Dr. Jon Robison will discuss an alternate health-centered approach to helping individuals with weight concerns without a narrow focus on weight. In his Health at Every Body breakout session, focus will be paid to relevant weight and eating-related issues in our fat- and food-phobic culture including; weight stigma and discrimination, food preoccupation and shaming, and disordered eating.
Are you interested in working with elite level athletes and curious about how to get there? Sarah Snyder, Detroit Lions Team Performance Dietitian, will be providing insight into how to carve out your own career path working with athletes, from active individuals in your community to the top NFL players in the league. You will also gain understanding of the performance nutrition needs, as well as responsibilities of the dietitian, at the NFL level through first-hand experience and with the most current and critical research.
Welcome back Jill Jayne; and the Jump with Jill Rock Star Nutrition Show! Join the party as Jill performs catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to illustrate how children get excited about nutrition through this nationally acclaimed rock and roll concert! Jump with Jill energizes and engages audiences to make the choices that show their bodies the respect they deserve. Sing and dance along with Jill and learn about the science behind the show’s strategies in making nutrition rock for our students.
Stay tuned for more conference details on the Michigan Academy website (www.eatrightmich.org) and in your email in-box! Early registration will begin in February!