Healthy Eating in Practice

Let's make healthy eating
common practice.

August 26-29, 2018 · Asheville, North Carolina

Jointly Provided By
Duke University World Food Policy Center
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

About the Conference

Healthy Eating in Practice is a hands-on CME conference for practitioners, researchers, and influencers, focused on changing the culture of healthcare to better support healthy eating behaviors, particularly in children and families, and prevent chronic diet-related diseases.

Grounded in experiential learning, this national conference will equip attendees to address the root causes of these chronic diseases. Through participatory workshops (including hands-on cooking instruction), farm field trips, peer learning, and panels and presentations from leading practitioners, researchers, and policy experts, attendees will gain practical skills and approaches that work in day-to-day life.

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Notable Presenters

Daphne Miller
Daphne Miller
Physician and Author on Food and Health
William Dietz
William H. Dietz
Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University
Kelly Brownell
Kelly D. Brownell
Duke University World Food Policy Center
Nimali Fernando
Nimali Fernando
The Doctor Yum Project
Beautiful Asheville, NC

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a vibrant city with a small-town, eclectic vibe and a deeply rooted commitment to health, local food, and farms. With a thriving arts scene, award-winning restaurants and breweries, and outdoor adventures, from hiking to the summit of Mt. Mitchell to tubing down the French Broad River, Asheville is a delight to visit in the summertime.

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The Omni Grove Park Inn, a historic resort

Enjoy stunning mountain views and contemporary accommodations at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Amenities include a luxurious, top-rated spa, 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf course, fitness center, hiking trails and elegant dining options.

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“As a cardiologist, I know too well the impact of poor nutrition on chronic diseases—about 75% of chronic diseases are directly related to lifestyle. As health care costs continue to rise, it is clear that our current medical system simply cannot stem the tide of chronic disease. Healthy Eating in Practice is a prescription to help revolutionize that system. Please join me there to become an agent of change in your community!”

— Brian Asbill, MD, Asheville, NC