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April 29 - May 1, 2024

Guest list announced for Consumer Connection Conference

The Foundation for Fresh Produce announced its guest list for the Consumer Connection Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The list is comprised of retail dietitians, foodservice tastemakers, and nutrition, lifestyle and agriculture communicators that hit the three major points of influence: point-of-sale, point-of-flavor, and point-of-inspiration.

Highlights of the April 29-May 1 conference include speakers such as Evan Gaetano, manager of site merchandising-grocery eCommerce, Walmart, and singer-songwriter Jimmy Yeary. Education sessions will touch on consumer research, reaching consumers through AI, and a look at nutrition incentive programs. These sessions in addition to signature meal experiences will bring together the critical points along the fruit and vegetable supply chain to advocate, strategize, and problem-solve for increased consumption.

The list includes:

Retail Dietitians:
1. Big Y, Andrea Luttrell, RDN, LDN, registered dietitian programs lead
2. Coborn's Inc., Amy Petersen, MS, RD, LD, digital marketing manager
3. Fresh Thyme, Meghan Sedivy, RD, LDN, health & wellness strategy manager
4. The GIANT Company, Joni Rampolla, regional dietitian
5. Giant Food, Mandy Katz, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, manager of healthy living
6. Harmons Grocery, Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD, registered dietitian
7. H-E-B, Lorena Kaplan, RDN, LDN, nutrition services - sales marketing representative
8. Inserra ShopRite, Lynette Hem-Lee, RDN, registered dietitian
9. Kroger Co., Laura Brown, MS, RDN, LDN, director of nutrition
10. Meijer, Jodie Vander Meer, MS, RD, nutrition education specialist
11. Raley's, Yvette Waters, MS, RDN, CISSN, nutrition strategist & corporate dietitian
12. Redner's Markets, Meredith McGrath, RD, LDN, nutrition marketing & communications
13. Schnuck Markets, Allison Primo, MS, RD, LDN, health & wellness strategy manager
14. Stop & Shop, Allison Delaney, MS, RD, LDN, director of healthy living
15. WAWA, LeeAnn Kindness, MS, NDTR, nutritionist, product innovation
16. Wegmans, Trish Kazacos, RDN, CDN, corporate nutrition manager

Culinary & Foodservice:
1. Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Sanna Delmonico, MS, RDN, associate professor
2. Sodexo, Micheline Cormier, MSAN, RDN, LDN, registered dietitian
3. Yale Hospitality, James Benson, director of culinary excellence

Lifestyle, Nutrition & Agriculture:
1. Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD, FAND, The Healthy Epicurean
2. Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, FAND, Active Eating Advice
3. Kristen Carli, MS, RD, Camelback Nutrition & Wellness
4. Beau Coffron, Lunchbox Dad
5. Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, Team with ME: Nutrition & Fitness Consulting LLC
6. Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, Street Smart Nutrition
7. Megan McCarthy, Healthy Eating 101
8. Tessa Nguyen, MEd, RD, TN Media
9. Nicole Rodriguez, Enjoy Food. Enjoy Life
10. Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN, Bucket List Tummy
11. Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT, Hungry Hobby
12. Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND, Vandana Sheth Inc.
13. Lori Taylor, The Produce Moms
14. Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, Manuel Villacorta
15. Erika Wong, MS, RDN, Kaya Health LLC

Registration is still open.

For more information:
Katie Calligaro
Tel: +1 (412) 848-1644
[email protected]

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