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The Alaska Dietetic Association (AKDA) Annual Summit will be held March 21, 2020 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska. A pre-summit session will be held Friday, March 20, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and is included in the registration fee.


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The summit is planned and delivered by the AKDA and serves as the annual meeting for all dietitians and nutrition professionals within the state of Alaska.


The AKDA Annual Summit is designed to share the latest evidence and standards of practice on current topics of interest within the dietetics and nutrition field with the goal of helping all Alaskans to thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.




The AKDA Summit schedule is still being refined. Attendees will experience presentations from local and national nutrition experts, and there will be ample opportunities for networking and CEUs.


Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Pre-Summit Session

Speaker: April Hackert

Title: Bugs and your brain: why we really need fruits and vegetables


Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:00am-3:30pm


Morning Session/Breakfast (provided)

Speaker: April Hackert

Title: Behavior change strategies using psychiatric culinary medicine


Late Morning Session

Speakers: David Laughlin and Liz Snyder

Topics: Food security, food policy, food systems, food production


Lunch Networking Session (lunch provided)


Afternoon Round Table Session

Speakers: TBD

Topics: Eight presentations will be included as part of a two-hour round table session. Attendees will rotate to different tables every 15 minutes for the first hour. After a 15 minute break, rotations will begin again for the second hour.

Mission: Leading the future of dietetics in Alaska


Vision: AKDA members are the most valued source of food & nutrition services in Alaska.


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