152. 2019 Trailblazer Lecture: Dietetics and Food Science- A Winning Partnership for Public Health

Sunday, October 27
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 118-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 149579

The combination of dietetics, nutrition and food science has enormous potential to improve public health through the development and dissemination of compelling educational materials and delicious foods. This presentation will give real-life outcomes of this mutually beneficial alliance and explore both opportunities and threats for its continued success.

Planned with the Institute of Food Technologists and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss ways that the combination of nutrition and food science can assist health professionals in helping consumers achieve better health
  • Describe the role nutritionists (dietitians and nutrition scientists) play in helping food manufacturers develop and disseminate information about healthier foods.
  • Identify sources of distrust among consumers about the food supply and think about evidence-based strategies to address them

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2040 Food science, genetically modified food
  • 8018 Environmental, agricultural, technologic influences on food systems
  • 4040 Disease prevention, health

Performance Indicator:

  • 7.2.1 Applies knowledge of biological, physical or chemical properties that may cause food to be unsafe for human and animal consumption.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.


  • Linda Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND

  • Speaker(s)

  • Guy Johnson, PhD


    Johnson Nutrition Solutions, LLC