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Complimentery Webinar: RDNs and the Future of Food - Presented by Sharon Palmer, RDN, Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN, and Chris Vogliano, MS RD, LD - Monday, June 27, 3 PM EDT
Today, Americans are changing how they access, learn about, prepare and eat food. Never before has there been such a focus on food, and how it shapes the health of people and the planet. With these changes come new opportunities and challenges for nutrition professionals everywhere. Join us for a thoughtful exploration of the consumer and marketplace trends driving change in how we engage with food, and the implications for practicing nutrition professionals.

Award-winning dietitians Sharon Palmer, Sarah-Jane Bedwell and Chris Vogliano will highlight innovations and trends in their respective areas of expertise: nutrition, chefmanship and sustainability. Presenters will also make their best predictions for the future of food and the dietetics profession, specifically highlighting nontraditional career paths.

This webinar is presented by Unilever, whose Agents of Change program celebrates the work of nutrition professionals, and brings to life Unilever’s mission to democratize real, nutritious, sustainable and inspiring food.

Please take a few minutes to complete Unilever’s brief survey for nutrition professionals.1

Eligible attendees will have the chance to win one of two $500 gift cards to be drawn after the webinar.
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Speakers and Credentials

Sharon Palmer, RDN
Sharon has created an award-winning career based on combining her two great loves: food and writing. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she channels her experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, cooking, wine, cuisine, and entertainment. Sharon is also a passionate writer about food and environmental issues, having published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, humane animal practices, and food security. Sharon has an in-depth expertise in plant-based nutrition.

Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN
Sarah-Jane Bedwell is a registered dietitian, national speaker, and media personality. Sarah-Jane’s mission is to help people achieve a higher quality of life through food and nutrition. As the official food and nutrition blogger for SELF Magazine, a national women's health and fitness magazine, she has a valuable platform in which she can share the information that she is both knowledgeable and passionate about. Sarah-Jane graduated magna cum laude with a major in dietetics and minor in exercise science from Harding University. Sarah-Jane completed her dietetic internship, with an emphasis on Medical Nutrition Therapy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Sarah-Jane has appeared on all the major Nashville news station affiliate channels, and regularly does upbeat nutrition-related segments. She has appeared several times nationally on NBC’s TODAY Show and has also appeared on the nationally syndicated show, The Daily Buzz. She currently serves as a media spokesperson for the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was selected to win the 2013 Media Excellence Award by the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Chris Vogliano MS, RD, LD
Chris Vogliano is an environmentally-focused registered dietitian who is creating a more sustainable, waste-free, and equitable food system. Chris has created programming for food recovery non-profits, drafted legislation, published scientific articles, and has given numerous presentations to follow the notion that food can be healthy for both people and our planet. In 2014, Chris was selected to be the first Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research Fellow with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chris was awarded "Young Dietitian of the Year" by Washington State, and was also recognized as "Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s" 10 RDs who are making a difference. Chris currently works as a clinical research associate for Arivale, a Seattle-based biotech startup focused on nutrigenomics and scientific wellness. During his free time Chris loves doing anything outdoors, and is currently training to hike Mt. Rainier in Washington State this summer!

About Our Host

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. In the U.S., the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Breyers®, Hellmann's®, Knorr®, Lipton® and Popsicle®.

In 2010, Unilever launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, a blueprint for achieving the company’s vision to double the size of the Unilever business, while reducing environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact. The Plan sets stretching targets to achieve by 2020 and includes how Unilever sources raw materials and how consumers use Unilever brands. The scale of Unilever’s ambition means finding new ways to partner with others in business, government and society.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) commits to:

            • Improve the health and well-being of more than a billion people
            • Halve the environmental impact of Unilever products
            • Enhance the livelihoods of millions working across Unilever’s value chain

Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and on the 2016 Oxfam "Behind the Brands" Scorecard. Unilever is among the top performers in the ATNI Global Index.

For more information on Unilever USA and its brands visit: https://www.unileverusa.com/about/foodandnutrition/agentsofchange/


Unilever USA is supporting the honoraria for this webinar’s speakers. Sharon Palmer, Sarah-Jane Bedwell and Chris Vogliano are part of Unilever’s Agents of Change program.

1Survey responses will be used for internal purposes only.

2No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Unilever + Today’s Dietitian Webinar Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., who are 18 or older. Begins 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/1/16 and ends 2:59 p.m. ET on 6/27/16. For Official Rules, click here.

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