Session Title: Culinary Applications for Top Food & Nutrition Trends

Description: Stay abreast of nutrition and culinary trends and be prepared to answer client questions after this presentation and culinary demo. Karman Meyer will go in depth about some of the hottest topics consumers may be asking about, such as gut health and plant-based eating.  As a result of this session you will: 1. Identify new culinary trends and techniques to share with your clients, 2. Understand and explain trending nutrition topics and 3. Understand how to help clients with lactose intolerance include dairy in the diet for key nutrients.

Learning Needs Codes: 8000 Food service systems and culinary arts, 8060 Culinary skills and techniques, 5110 Allergies, sensitivities

Performance Indicator Codes:
8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
8.4 Demonstrates and applies knowledge of culinary practices to effect behavioral change, taking into consideration customer needs and demands.
8.4.4 Considers customer's choice, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies, wants and needs.

Speaker Bio:
Karman Meyer is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Nutritionist with fifteen years of experience in the nutrition and food industry. As the founder of the NourishWell Network, a workplace wellness company, and the blog, Karman is passionate about sharing the facts about food and nutrition with others. She strives to help people feel more confident in the kitchen, and focus on the good in food rather than fearing it! Karman has been featured in publications such as US News & World Report Eat, Woman's World Magazine, Shape Magazine, and and often appears on local television networks. Her first book, Eat To Sleep: What To Eat & When To Eat It for a Good Night's Sleep, was released in May of 2019.