Join Us Tuesday, May 4 at 6 pm and You Could Win a Salmon Sisters Gift Card!

Please join us for the second virtual session of the AKAND 2021 Annual Summit! Check out the details below, and enjoy this tasty recipe from session presenter Lexi Hackett. We hope to see you there!

Crunchy Baked Halibut Bites_Lexi Hackett
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Session Title Seafood! More Than Just a Summer Catch

Session Description As Alaskans, we think we know seafood. Fishing is a favorite pastime and the seafood industry is the largest private sector employer in Alaska, but do you know just how important it is to eat a healthy and sustainable diet year round? Join us to learn more about the new seafood recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines and talk with a local RD about incorporating seafood into active Alaska lifestyles. Find out more from an Alaska harvester about the Alaska industry that conveniently brings this world-class protein to market. We will also enjoy a creative family cooking demo featuring a local fisherman and RD. When adding seafood to your family meals, everyone can benefit from the nutrition it provides. Join us as we 'catch' up on all things seafood!

Speakers Nelly Hand, Lexi Hackett, RD; Kari Natwick, RDN, IFNCP; & Jessica Miller, RD, Seafood Partnership

About the Speakers Nelly Hand grew up commercial salmon fishing with her family in the coastal community of Cordova, Alaska. Her love for a good meal and the story behind it has inspired her to continue living and working close to wild fisheries. She works every summer in Alaska operating a small fishing boat and running a sea-to-table business called Drifters Fish.

Kari Natwick is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) serving individuals who struggle with chronic digestive complaints such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, reflux, and abdominal pain. These symptoms often accompany a diagnosis of digestive disorders such as IBS, SIBO, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, GERD, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis. She also serves individuals who struggle with disordered eating and Binge Eating Disorder through the incorporation of intuitive eating principles and mindfulness-based techniques.

Jessica Miller is the Nutrition Communications Manager at Seafood Nutrition Partnership. She has worked previously in various health care settings, from diabetes education to dialysis centers. Jessica also spent several years in retail dietetics and as a grocery buyer for natural/organic and specialty foods.

Lexi Hackett is a lifelong Alaskan, commercial fisherman, direct marketer, and registered dietitian.

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