Oregon Nutrition Update 2019

Education, advocacy and intervention

Thursday April 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni Center, Oregon State University

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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 2019, the conference will be held in Corvallis.

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!

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Thursday April 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 CEU credits from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics available


  • $80 until March 21
  • $100 March 22 - April 18


CH2M HILL Alumni Center
OSU Corvallis campus
725 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97331 (map)

Additional question?

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


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8:30 a.m.

Arrival and Registration

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Red Plate Award

  • Emily Ho, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute, Endowed Director, Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
  • Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Developmental Health, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Director, Bob and Charlie Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, Oregon Health and Science University
9 a.m.

Keynote: “Nutrition Therapy Within and Beyond Gestational Diabetes”

  • Teri Hernandez, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing, University of Colorado –Anschultz Medical Campus, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, College of Nursing, Nurse Scientist – Children’s Hospital Colorado
9: 30 a.m.

Keynote: "Role of Triglycerides in Fetal Overgrowth—Making Fat from Fat"

  • Linda A. Barbour, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
10 a.m.

Keynote: “Community Based Participatory Research:  Lessons from Alaska”

  • Scarlett Hopkins, R.N., M.A., Director, Alaska Native Clinical Research, OHSU Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness
10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Panel:  Harnessing the power of the food system to support community food security


  • Lauren Gwin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems , Oregon State University


  • Silvia Cuesta, Farm Business and Distributor Manager, Adelante Mujeres
  • Jessica “Dusti” Linnell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Family and Community Health Program, Oregon State University
  • Lauren Lubowicki, M.S.W., Program Manager, CSA Partnerships for Health, Zenger Farm
  • Megan Newell-Ching, Associate Director, Partnerships & Programs at Oregon Food Bank

Food Hero and Best Practices Food Demo

  • Jenny Rudolph, M.P.A., Associate Professor of Practice, Moore Family Outreach Coordinator, OSU Extension
  • Lauren Tobey, M.S., R.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, Food Hero Social Marketing Coordinator, OSU Extension
12:30 p.m.

 Lunch and displays

1:30 p.m.

Panel: Become an influencer: the role of advocacy in nutrition


  • Ansley Hill, R.D.N., L.D., Public Policy Coordinator, Oregon Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Educator at Basic Market


  • Lynn Knox, Statewide Health Care Liaison, Oregon Food Bank
  • Sue Woodbury, MBA, RDN, WIC
2:45 p.m.


3 p.m.

Community Tool-Kit Training : Be Physically Active 2Day (BEPA2.0)

  • Kathy Gunter, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Oregon State University
4 p.m.

Community Tool-Kit Training: Nutrition in a Box

  • Susan P. Bagby, M.D., Professor of Medicine & Physiology, OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness
5 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Past conferences


The OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness website hosts the 2018 conference resources.



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