We are excited to announce that the OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness and the OSU Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition & Preventive Health have joined forces to combine our annual nutrition conferences.

We have renamed the Food, Nutrition and Health Update conference to “Oregon Nutrition Update”, and will alternate locations between Portland and Corvallis.  In 2018, the conference will be held in Portland.

Working together, we will be able to amplify our common message about the important role nutrition plays in the health of Oregon communities. We hope you are as excited about the possibilities of this collaboration as we are!



Friday May 18, 2018; 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

CEU credits from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics available



OHSU Auditorium
Marquam Hill campus
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239



For more details and to register go to OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness


Additional question?

Contact: moorefamilycenter@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-5205



Marla Reicks, Ph.D., RD, LD, Professor, Director of Nutrition Graduate Studies, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
“Do cooking interventions facilitate behavior change and promote positive family environments? Review of the evidence.”

Kylie Kavanagh, DVM, MS, MPH, Associate Professor of Pathology-Comparative Medicine, Office of Women in Medicine and Science, Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at Wake Forest School of Medicine
"Industrialized Food Components and Risk for Obesity"


Panel sessions

AM PANEL Topic 1: The School Food Environment
PM PANEL Topic 2:  Food Equity and Security


Interactive Sessions

Food Demonstration – Tara Sanders, RD; OSU Housing and Dining Services

Getting the Right Message Out: Communication and Technology – Tips, Tools and Call to Action -  Kimberly Kirchherr, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND; IGA Health and WellBeing advisor, Creator and Spokesperson for IGA Better Choices.


Conference program

Detailed tentative conference program (pdf) updated March 13, 2018


Past conferences

The 2017 program included platform sessions and interactive panel/audience discussions on

  • Interplay of Diet, the Gastrointestinal Microbiome, and Health and Disease
  • Milk Protein Digestion in Premature Infants: A Systems Biology Perspective
  • Reframing Physical Activity Prescriptions for Improved Metabolic Health
  • Understanding the Motivations and Challenges Consumers Face in Adopting Healthful Eating Patterns ... Through the Lens of Consumer Research
  • Addressing Malnutrition in Southeast Asia: Priorities and Opportunities Embraced by the Lao American Nutrition Institute (LANI)
  • What’s Trending in Image-Assisted Dietary Assessment Technologies
  • Community-Engaged Approaches to Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Objective Physical Activity Monitoring for Health-Related Research: A Discussion of Methods, Deployments and Data Presentations
  • The Biggest Loser: Are Weight Loss Attempts Doomed?

Watch video and download presentation slides from 2017 presentations.


The 2016 program included platform sessions and interactive panel/audience discussions on

  • Whole Grains in Your Community: Healthy Community Outreach Projects
  • Food, Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
  • How can we break down barriers to eating well and empower people?
  • Getting Nutrition Research to the Policy Table
  • Let’s Get Healthy! Engaging Schools, Community and the Workplace in Research and Health Promotion
  • Mobile Health: Opportunities to Improve Health Literacy and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Vegan Diets and Health: Getting Into the Meat of It
  • Diet, Nutrition and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Dietary and Pharmacologic Approaches to Ketosis: Potential Therapeutic Applications to Neurological Conditions and Cancer

See full 2016 event program, speaker bios and presentation slides


The 2014 program included platform sessions and interactive panel/audience discussions on

  • Whole Grains and health
  • Grains and gluten intolerances
  • Nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition
  • Role of the food environment determining food choices
  • Smarter, healthier school lunches – role of behavioral economics
  • Translating the research to the community

See full 2014 event program, speaker bios and presentation slides


The 2013 program included platform sessions and interactive panel/audience discussions on

  • Whole Grains and Health: Navigating our Path to the Future
    (watch video of companion seminar - given day after conference)
  • Celiac and gluten intolerances
  • Probiotics and gut health
  • Using technologies to promote healthy eating in our youth

See full 2013 event program, speaker bios and presentation slides