Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hello Philly!

This past weekend my travels brought me to Philadelphia for the first time, for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo(FNCE)-basically a gathering of 10,000 dietitians from around the country for 4 days of educational sessions and a food expo that really does not compare to Expo East.
Here are some of bytes I picked up along the way.

iPads kinda rock. I used to talk a lotta smack about them, but it sure does make for a greener conference when you can take notes on them! Add Priority Matrix + Adobe Reader and I really don't know what I would do without it!

PROTEIN: Protein was a very hot topic here at FNCE with a lot of differing opinions, and most of the resource being funded by the Egg Nutrition Center, Beef Council and Pork Board (yes they are real). People seem to agree however, that no matter what the type, a slight increase in protein while decreasing simple carbohydrates -improved satiety, and lean muscle mass while decreased body fat. 30g per meal x 3 meals a day seems to be optimal for the average consumer. Anything more than that is pointless and won’t have any increased effect on body composistion or fullness. What’s 30 g of protein you ask?  1 serving vega one + 1cup hemp milk+ 2 T nut butter ~30 grams. Are you an athlete? Nutrition is not an add on but a necessary part of training plan. Have to commit to your nutrition plan every day-you wouldn't just brush your teeth once a week! Get all the players in the game-don't just favor one protein/food.

 Plant Based Eats- Loved Hip City Veg where I had my first Philly Cheesesteak-and it was completely Vegan!  Got to go there with the wonderful dietitian Trish O'Keefe who is rocking health in the Bay Area!

Catching up! It was great to see dietitian friends from around the country. Plus a couple that live 1 mile away but that crazy schedules get in the way of (looking at you Janel)
Joining a crew of RDs against GMOs-including Louise and Janel
I love raisins. and Rachel Perez
Goofing around- with my social media savvy RD soul mate Carlene Thomas. If you or anyone you know is getting married soon HIRE THIS GIRL!!
Fabulous Boston ladies-Allison, Ayla and Katie
Hanging out with Corinne at the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Speed Networking event
Enhancing Communication Skills- A presentation is a conversation not a performance, but it is often also an audition. This isn't at all evidence based but in 7 seconds you make 11 judgements about people- and confidence is something that's often assesd first. You are what you say. Remember the power of three-Direct Concise Precise. Eliminate word clutter, More is less Short sounds confident and gets heard  
Talking about Plant Based Nutrition with the Vega Team-it wasn't all play-we had to get some work done too. We had a whirlwind of trainings with Vega and 2 public lectures on getting back to a healthy routine this fall. I've seen a lot of Philly and the surrounding area in 48 hours and will be excited to return again soon!

Oh and of course a trip to the Rocky Steps. Thanks for a great time Philly! See you again soon!


Janel said...

What state should we visit next just so we can hang out? xoxo

Emma said...

Busy road warrior! I really liked the recap on protein and your thoughts on the communications workshop. Looks like you had a great time! The sky's the limit for you :)

Carlene said...

You are awesome. You always manage to fit a million things into each visit!

allisonknott said...

Happy we could spend time together in Philly! Even though your morning runs before a day of sessions put me to shame. :)