131. Overcoming Adversity: Forging your Own Path in Dietetics

Monday, October 28
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
CE: 1.5
Level 1- Basic
Activity Code: 149569

In this second century of dietetics, nutrition professionals are motivated to enter into the world of entrepreneurship. But building a business is not as easy as it sounds! Our panel of expert speakers are entrepreneurs in diverse fields within dietetics. In this session, our panel will uncover the secrets to overcoming adversity and reaching your professional dreams. Each speaker will share their experiences, offering ‘tips and tricks’ of the trade to developing a business and forging your own path into a successful entrepreneurship. Participants will leave with knowledge on the areas of which dietitians can forge their own career path, the steps it takes to begin business development, and tools for maintaining a successful practice. Be ready to get inspired!

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key principles of entrepreneurship
  • Determine the ingredients to success in business leadership and development
  • Summarize the diverse facets of building a business in dietetics

Learning Need Codes:

  • 7070 Entrepreneurship, private practice
  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 1040 Cultural sensitivity

Performance Indicator:

  • 2.2.2 Considers and respects the opinions, creativity, values, beliefs and perspectives of others.
  • 3.1.3 Takes initiative to facilitate change.
  • 3.2.3 Pursues and embraces opportunities to advance practice.


  • Jessica Jones, MS, RD, CDE


    Food Heaven

  • Wendy Lopez

  • Speaker(s)

  • Charmaine Jones, MS, RDN, LDN


    Food Jonezi

  • Eric Meredith, MEd, MS, RDN, LDN, CHES, CPT


    Health Heroes, Inc.

  • Basheerah Enahora, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN

    Registered Dietitian and CEO

    BE Nutrition LLC