Annual Spring Conference

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Puritan Conference & Event Center
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH  03104

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 26, 2024

SPEAKERS

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Breana Lai Killeen, MPH, RDN

Breana Lai Killeen is a food writer, recipe developer, culinary nutritionist, and farmer with 15+ years of experience creating editorial and digital content. She has written and edited over 2500 recipes, articles and presentations for top brands including EatingWell, Allrecipes, Cabot Creamery, Hello Fresh, POM Wonderful, the National Beef Council, and the Dairy Council. Breana has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu London, a Wine Spirit & Education Trust trained sommelier and is a registered dietitian.
Breana loves teaching people how to cook, especially if it involves using up all the bits and pieces left in the veggie drawer to make something seemingly impressive for her 2-year-old twins. When she's not cooking or chasing toddlers, you can find her out on Killeen Crossroads Farm in Vermont wrangling 175 chickens, 9 cows, 2 dogs and her tractor-loving husband.

Brandy Moser, MS

Brandy recently completed her thesis-based Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), with a focus on the gut microbiome and inflammation in New Hampshire Bhutanese refugee adults. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and is concurrently a Dietetic Intern in an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway at UNH. She is excited to integrate her knowledge of dietetics and nutrition research into a future career as a Clinical Dietitian and educator. Her current areas of focus include immunoassay detection of inflammatory and appetite regulating biomarkers, compositional and functional analyses of the human gut microbiome, and exploring intersections of health and dietary intake.

 

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Michela Lessard, MS, RDN, LD

Michela completed her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine Orono before moving to complete her MSDI program at Illinois State University. She started her career in healthcare at Lawrence General Hospital, in Lawrence MA, working as an inpatient dietitian before accepting an opportunity to segue into a management role. This opportunity identified an area of passion for her in program development, employee engagement, and advocacy for RD services and best practice protocols. She moved to Barrington NH in 2016 when she accepted the Clinical Nutrition Manager role at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover NH. During her time there she opened services for RDs in the areas of cardiac rehab, wound care, pediatric nutrition and implemented several new protocols such as the IDDSI diet framework and ERAS. In 2021 she began her current role at the University of New Hampshire as the Dietetic Program Coordinator. In this role she teaches two of the MSDI courses and supports both the MSDI and DPD programs for ACEND accreditation. She is also the liaison for all student placement opportunities and works directly with many of the wonderful preceptors in this room today.

Alicia Connor, MA, RDN

Alicia Connor, a registered dietitian nutritionist, chef, IDEA advocate, and speaker, is passionate about encouraging lifestyle shifts with a focus on meal planning and simplifying healthy eating. As an accomplished chef facing hereditary vision loss, she pivoted to a career as a dietitian to grow roots deeper than ‘just cooking.’ She sees the impact of her work through clients’ energy levels, empowered weight loss journeys, and freedom to pursue passions due to increased confidence.
Alicia helps clients build a toolkit of strategies to reduce stress and increase peace of mind through one-on-one sessions and a virtual meal planning program.

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Jan McGonagle, MD

Dr. Jan McGonagle is a board-certified developmental pediatrician who works at Amoskeag Health in NH. An area of focus is work with children who have medical complexity through the Complex Care Network. This is state funded program works to improve care for medically complex children by improving collaboration between medical and community systems of care. She also works in the Amoskeag Health Child Development Clinic which focuses on the assessment of young children with developmental differences.

Honey Weiss, MS, RD, LD

Honey Weiss MS RD LD (she/her) is a Clinical Nutrition Supervisor for the Nutrition, Feeding, and Swallowing Program at Amoskeag Health in Manchester, NH. She is also a registered dietitian serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. In her practice, she focuses on optimizing their growth, health, and well-being in a culturally sensitive, family first approach.
Another area of strong interest is alternative nutrition. She has completed training in both Herbal Medicine and Integrative & Functional Nutrition. She is a passionate home gardener growing a variety a vegetable, fruits, and herbs (both culinary and medicinal) using regenerative farming techniques.

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Jan Greer-Carney, MS, MBA, RD, LD

Jan has been active with NHAND since undergraduate days, serving many roles including President, Treasurer and now Delegate. She has also been active in several Dietetic Practice Groups and served on committees at the national level. 

Professionally, Jan is the Director of Nutrition Services at Concord Hospital Concord, Laconia, and Franklin where she manages three inpatient departments made up of 14 dietitians and diet technicians. Identification and treatment of malnutrition with nutrition focused physical exam, feeding tube placement, saliva swallow screening, and metabolic calorimetry are some of the advanced practice skills performed by Concord Hospital dietitians. Additionally, Jan provides dietetic internship clinical training for UNH and Keene State interns. 

In her private life, Jan is the proud mother of six wonderful children and the grandmother, meme, of 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. She is active in her church and has served in many roles including, most recently, Senior Warden. She and Mark, her husband of 47 years, do medical mission work in Jamaica. In her free time, Jan is an avid organic flower and vegetable gardener, loves to play golf, and enjoys skiing. 

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REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 26, 2024

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Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) is a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. We share in the mission of empowering members to be food and nutrition leaders. NHAND is an advocate of the dietetics profession serving the public through the promotion of evidenced-based nutrition, health, and well-being.

Our vision, also shared with the Academy, is to optimize health through food and nutrition. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in New Hampshire shape food choices and improve the nutritional status of the public by a philosophy of serving the public first. NHAND will host our annual in-person Spring conference on May 2nd, 2024, at The Puritan Conference & Event Center in Manchester, NH. We, and our members, value the interactions they have with industry supporters. NHAND is offering various sponsorship opportunities this year to get your product/services/brand in front of members. We expect 110-130 attendees at this year’s event!

Thank you top-level event sponsors!

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