Dietetic Faculty Presents at National Conference
The Viterbo nutrition and dietetics department was well represented at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in Philadelphia this past fall.
All senior students in the program attended the meeting, where they heard national speakers and took advantage of the many other learning opportunities.
Faculty members Alida Herling, Carol Klitzke, and Lori Lewis also played prominent roles at the conference.
Herling presented a poster on the results of the grant she obtained from the Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges and the Helen Bader Foundation. The poster was entitled “Learning from One Another: Providing Opportunities for Intergenerational Social Exchange Using Nutrition Services as the Learning Catalyst.”
Lewis helped present one of the positions of the ADA on the role of dietitians in health promotion in her capacity as a member of the ADA National Association Positions Committee. She also presented a poster session on assessment practices in dietetic education entitled “Effective Management of Dietetic Education Programs Using a Utilization Focused Approach: A New Leadership Opportunity for Dietetic Educators.”
Serving as an evidence analyst for the unveiling of the evidence-based practice guidelines for nutritional treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, was Klitzke. She helped analyze numerous research reports that led to the guidelines.