Social Responsibility & Ethics for Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals

This HDA conference is free to nutrition and dietetic professionals.
Complimentary lunch will be provided via RSVP & space availability.

Date/Time: July 8th 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Castle Medical Center Auditorium.

Dietitians can earn 4 pre-approved CPEUs, including the required 1 CPEU on Ethics
RSVP by July 5th to Eva Young or by phone 432-8655. Include your name, contact information and work/professional affiliation.

Conference Agenda:

2014 FDA Update

Speaker: Janet Mc Donald, PhD, RD – Senior Public Affairs Specialist –Food and Drug Administration
Objectives -Participants will be able to:

  1. discuss details of the gluten-free labeling final regulations.
  2. discuss the agency’s current thinking on trans-fat in processed foods.
  3. identify the possible changes to the Nutrition Facts label.
  4. discuss the status of a final regulation on menu labeling, tainted dietary supplements and progress with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Consumer Protection: It’s Our Priority

Speaker: Amy Tousman, MPH, RD, CDE – HDA Consumer Protection Coordinator
Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. communicate the importance of individual responsibility in consumer protection
  2. document and report incidences of unsafe practice
  3. identify new ways to get involved in consumer protection and licensure issues.
The Dietitian’s Voice in Public Policy

Speaker: Donald B Weisman – Director of the American Heart Association of Hawaii
Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. define and describe the process of the making of public policy
  2. discuss nutrition related policy issues that the American Heart Association is focused on
  3. explain the importance of dietitians voice in public policy
Organic and Natural Farming – Hawaiian Style

Speaker Panel: Sharon Kaiulani Odom MPH, RD; Jo McGinn MBA; Ruby Hayasaka MS, MA, RD
Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. describe the differences between conventional, organic and natural farming
  2. identify how Indigenous Micro-Organisms are applied in the Natural Farming of plants, chicken and pigs.
  3. Discuss natural farming in terms of resilience and sustainability.