Registration is open for the free Forward Food Leadership Summit on Wednesday, May 22nd with Rutgers University Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health. On May 22nd, you'll hear from food and nutrition experts on how they're addressing the ever-increasing demand for plant-based menu items and how they've transformed their dining operations to be healthier and more sustainable.
Seats are available on a first come first serve basis.
A tentative agenda for the day is below. If you attended our previous conference with Rutgers IFNH, you’ll be pleased to see that this upcoming event has a delicious culinary focus that you won’t want to miss!
|Breakfast, Demos, and Welcoming Messages|
|9:00 am||Breakfast and Networking|
|10:00 am||Joe Charette, Executive Director, Rutgers Dining Services|
|10:15 am||Kate Watts, Food and Nutrition Specialist, Forward Food|
|The Growing Demand for Plant-Based Foods|
|10:45 am||Dr. David Krol, MD and Erin Comollo, M.Ed; New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative|
|11:15 am||Dr. Shivam Joshi, MD, Internal Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center|
|12:00 pm||Panel Discussion Q&A|
|12:30 pm||Lunch and tours of IFNH|
|Successfully Promoting Plant-Based Options|
|1:30 pm||Video message from Cory Booker, Senator and Presidential Candidate, US Congress|
|1:45 pm||Karla Dumas, RDN/LDN, Director of Food and Nutrition, Forward Food|
|2:00 pm||Peggy Policastro, PhD, RDN, Director of Behavioral Nutrition, IFNH and Rutgers Dining Services and Chef Ian Keith, Culinary Excellence Manager, Rutgers Dining Services|
|2:30 pm||Chef demonstrations and interactive nutrition workshop|
|3:30 pm||Panel Discussion Q&A|