Nutrition Seminar Program

The Nutrition Seminar Program, funded by the beef checkoff, works in collaboration with state beef councils to provide leading, credentialed health and nutrition experts to speak on cutting-edge issues at state academy of nutrition and dietetics meetings, as well as other meetings and conferences whose audiences include credentialed health professionals. A wide range of topics and speakers are available and can be tailored to meet each state's needs.

2017-2018 Session Topics and Descriptions

Trending Topics in the Nutrition Environment

Sessions within this category cover trending nutrition topics, including sustainable diets and environmental concerns.

Lifecycle Nutrition

Nutrition plays an important role in every stage of life as it can impact one’s quality of life. This category includes sessions that review nutrition needs from conception through pregnancy, birth, childhood and healthy aging.

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Professional Development

Credentialed health professionals are encouraged to continuously sharpen their knowledge and skills. These sessions provide tools and strategies that health professionals can utilize to enhance their leadership and communications skills.

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Culinary Arts

Health professionals, including registered dietitians, have become increasingly interested in the culinary arts as food and nutrition are closely associated. Sessions within this category cover a variety of culinary-focused topics, including recipe development and cooking techniques.

Partnership Commitment

The Beef Checkoff and state beef councils will provide the following:

  • A variety of topic selections for your annual meeting;
  • A qualified, notable speaker who is an expert in the topic you select;
  • Speaker travel expenses (including airfare and lodging) and honorarium paid directly to the speaker;
  • Presentation materials, which may include slides and/or handouts (this will vary based on the speaker).

In return, we ask the meeting organizers to:

  • Arrange for a general or non-concurrent session during which the speaker will present (The session can be concurrent if there is a guarantee of 200 in attendance.);
  • Allow 10 to 15 minutes at the end of the session for the state beef council representative to address the group;
  • Forward session evaluations to Caitlin Mondelli (see contact information below).

To arrange for a sponsored speaker, please:

  • Select the top three topics that meet the goals of your program theme;
  • Schedule the date and time for the seminar (please provide the date and time when contacting the beef industry representative); and
  • Contact your state beef council or Chase Chesterman.

For more information about the Nutrition Seminar Program, including topics, speakers and scheduling, please use the following form to contact:

Chase Chesterman, RD, SCCC, CSCS
Manager, Nutrition Communications Outreach
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Ave., Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80112
O: 303.850.3376