October 26-27, 2017 • Hilton Garden Conference • Columbia, MO

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Thursday, October 26


  • 11:00
    Registration Opens 


MOCAN New Member Reception

Friday, October 27


  • 7:00
    Registration and Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00
    Welcome – Karen Edison, Director, CHP
    (Special Welcome to UM System President Mun Choi and MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright)
  • 8:15
    Opening Keynote: Federal Food Policy, the Private Sector and Public Health
    Margo Wootan
    , DSc, Director, Nutrition Policy at Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC
  • 9:15
    Panel- Food Policy is Health Policy
    Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD, Food Sleuth
    Mary Hendrickson, PhD, Rural Sociology, University of Missouri
    Tom Ruggieri, Fair Share Farm
  • 10:25
  • 10:40
    Panel Discussion: Food and Environment Initiatives in Community and Workplace Settings
    Moderator: Donna Mehrle Elliott, MPH, RD, LD, FNE
    Emily Meissen-Sebilius, MSW, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition, “Engaging Cross-Sector Partners in Healthy Food Access and Promotion-Kansas City” – Handout 1, Handout 2
    Lori Jones, Joplin Family YMCA and Joplin Area Food Action Network, “Collaborative Efforts to Implement ‘Eat Smart in Parks’ in Joplin and Surrounding Communities.”
    Lauren Schulte, MPH, CHES, Director of Well-being and Communications for the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition, “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Food Policy and Environmental Supports in Missouri Workplaces”
  • 11:45
  • 12:00
    Luncheon Keynote: Equity in the Food System
    Ricardo Salvador, MS, PhD, Director, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC


Conference Brochuredownloadable pdf file