Past Conferences

2012 NANASP Annual Training Conference
The Astor Crown Plaza-French Quarter New Orleans, LA
June 11-13, 2012

 

Conference Highlights

NANASP Executive Director Robert Blancato moderated the always popular Washington Update with special Washington guests (from left to right) Ashley Carson Cottingham, Ben Belton, Marta Ames, Mary Pat Raimondi and Shannon Donahue.

NANASP Executive Director Robert Blancato moderated the always popular Washington Update with special Washington guests (from left to right) Ashley Carson Cottingham, Ben Belton, Marta Ames, Mary Pat Raimondi and Shannon Donahue.

Mary Pat Raimondi VP, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Washington, D.C.

 

General Session: Conscious Cuisine for Seniors

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Renowned Chef Cary Neff serves as vice president of culinary for Atlanta-based Morrison Management Specialists. In this role, Chef Neff leads the culinary direction for Morrison as the company continues to redefine and reinvent the food experience inover800 hospitals and senior living communities across the country. Chef Neff gained notoriety when he introduced the internationally acclaimed “Conscious Cuisine®” – the act of ensuring that foods deliver in its promise of satisfaction and healthful nutrition -- and revolutionized healthy cooking. Based on the idea that nutritious food can be exciting and flavorful, he incorporates readily available ingredients such as herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables that provide rich flavor along with optimal nutrition. A highly sought-after guest chef, cooking instructor, lecture rand television/radio personality, Chef Neff has appeared on national programs such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Today” show, Food Network, and “Masterchef USA” on PBS and has been profiled in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine and Condé Nast Traveler. Trained in classical French cooking at Chicago’s venerable Washburne Trade School, Chef Neff has enjoyed an ever-evolving culinary career as an executive chef in many of the nation’s most prominent establishments. Chef Neff’s career has also included prestigious positions at respected establishments in Phoenix and Chicago. Most recently, Chef Neff founded his own consulting company and partnered with Morrison to create Flavors450, a culinary concept that brings simple, nutritious and flavorful food to hospital dining. Working closely with Morrison executive chefs, he developed a carefully crafted menu that features an array of more than 60 rotating recipes – each under 450calories. Chef Neff is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chef’s Collaborative, the American Culinary Federation’s apprentice program, as well as the Chartwells Child Nutrition Advisory Council.

Throughout the conference, participants enjoyed concurrent breakout sessions on the following topics:

Using Outcomes to Measure, Manage and Move Forward; Jazzing Up Nutrition Client Participation; Using Data to Tell Your Story: A Case Study using Effort Though Outcomes in Senior Services; Case Study: Measuring and Communicating HDM and Congregate Outcomes; Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Nutrition Program Providers: Be Ready or Not!;  “Going Back to Get the Data” Creative Approaches to Retroactively Measuring Outcomes: A Case Study; Innovative Community Nutrition Services-Post-Discharge and Evidenced Based Programs; Reducing Social Isolation among Rural Older Adults in Challenging Times; Food as Medicine: Responding to the Health and Nutritional Needs of the Aging Population; What? No Money? Successful Ways of Dealing with Funding Decreases

 

Star Awards

Ronnie Winters accepts the NANASP Star Award from NANASP President, Paul Downey on behalf of Barbara Sparkman for over 20 years of dedicated service to the NANASP Board of Directors. Thank you Barbara!

Ronnie Winters accepts the NANASP Star Award from NANASP President, Paul Downey on behalf of Barbara Sparkman for over 20 years of dedicated service to the NANASP Board of Directors. Thank you Barbara!

 

Congratulations NANASP Star receipient Dianne Sanders-Bradley from Senior Community Centers San Diego, CA!

Congratulations NANASP Star receipient Dianne Sanders-Bradley from Senior Community Centers
San Diego, CA!

 

Ashley Carson Cottingham (right), Staff Director accepts the 2012 NANASP Shining Star Award on behalf of U.S. Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health & Aging for Distinct Leadership on behalf of the Older Americans Act.

Ashley Carson Cottingham (right), Staff Director accepts the 2012 NANASP Shining Star Award on behalf of U.S. Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health & Aging for Distinct Leadership on behalf of the Older Americans Act.

 

NANASP Board Members (from left to right) Pat Bohse, Maria Mahar, Martha Peppones and 2012 Conference Chair Elaine Brovont with Jean Lloyd.

NANASP Board Members (from left to right) Pat Bohse, Maria Mahar, Martha Peppones and 2012 Conference Chair Elaine Brovont with Jean Lloyd.

 

 

Special Thanks to our 2012 Sponsors!


 

2011 NANASP Annual Training Conference
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
July 7-9, 2011

 

Conference Highlights

The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs welcomed nutrition program directors, dietitians, policy makers, and others nutrition program management providers and suppliers to Washington, DC from all over the United States for a very successful 3-day conference.

NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato was joined by Howard Bedlin, Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, National Council on Aging (NCOA), Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), Martha Roherty, Executive Director, National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Ashley Carson Cottingham, JD, Staff Director, Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, onstage for the Opening General Session to present Washington updates and how it relates to senior nutrition and aging services.

Following the conference opening remarks over 80 NANASP conference attendees headed to Capitol Hill for scheduled Hill Visits with their local law makers.

“The idea of Hill visits and the support given prior to it has been very helpful”

“Thanks for the direction and encouragement to do this”

The NANASP Conference Opening Reception was held on Capitol Hill, in the Russell Senate Office Building and was highlighted by a visit from Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee. Conference attendees enjoyed an evening of networking with fellow colleagues including NANASP vendors and sponsors.

“Outstanding—location was historical”

“Excellent food—good networking”

Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee & NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato

Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee & NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato

Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee

Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee

NANASP President Paul Downey, Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee & NANASP Vice President Ann Cooper

NANASP President Paul Downey, Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee & NANASP Vice President Ann Cooper

Day two was highlighted by the singing of the National Anthem by Sheila Poole, Ms. Senior District of Columbia 2010, followed by the Keynote address by Richard Wolf, USA Today White House Correspondent.

Throughout the conference, participants enjoyed concurrent breakout sessions on the following topics:
Building Successful Partnerships and Advocating for State Nutrition Issues; “All Politics are Local” - A Formula for Lobbying State Government for Nutrition Assistance Funding; Video Advocacy: Using Video to Open the Eyes of the World to Elder Economic Security and Senior Nutrition Issues; Changing the Conversation: Senior Centers for the 21st Century; The Power of Protein in Optimal Health; SCSEP/Title V Moving to the Administration on Aging from the Department of Labor; Becoming an Advocate for Elder Economic Security; Utilizing Cable Television Access Centers to Create Engaging and Effective Nutrition Education Programming for Seniors; Motivational Interviewing (MI) Strategies for Effective Health Behavior Change; Partnerships Between Food Banks and Senior Nutrition Programs to Address Senior Hunger; Building Collaborations – Strengthening Program & Services of Older Adults; Setting the Table: Implementing the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans; Replace Lost Revenue: Build a Reliable Funding Stream from Individual Donors; Zumba, Mocktails, Paninis & Spas – Oh my!; Eye Health; Seniors Win When Levies Pass; Hot Topics in Nutrition Policy; Dinner’s Served! How Expectations on Choice and Service Among Seniors Create Market Opportunities; Resources and Activities from the National Diabetes Education Program for Older Populations with and At Risk for Diabetes

NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato, and NANASP President, Paul Downey

Pictured - NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato, & NANASP President, Paul Downey congratulate Nona Bear (center) on her Lifetime Achievement Star Award.

NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato, & NANASP President, Paul Downey,Jeanie Butler who accepted the NANASP Star Award on behalf of Loaves & Fishes Centers of Portland.

Pictured - NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato, & NANASP President, Paul Downey congratulate Jeanie Butler who accepted the NANASP Star Award on behalf of Loaves & Fishes Centers of Portland.

Here’s what 2011 participants had to say:

“This was probably the best conference I’ve attended in over 50 years of health related programs. Days were packed with multiple sessions and activities—but there was a perfect blend of nitty gritty practical sessions and high quality abstract, research oriented lessons. The Hill visits were a hit with me—I’ve done such visits at the state level, but this was new and special. I found all of the presenters particularly well prepared and interesting.”

“The passion and commitment I saw from members gave me more of an idea of the strength of each program and dedication they have to their seniors”

For more information, contact Pam Carlson pcarlson@nanasp.org

Special Thanks to our 2011 Sponsors

PRIVATE RESERVE SPONSORS
PhRMA logo
Sun Meadow logoValley Bringing fresh ideas to the Table
DECADENT DESSERT
Pfizer logo
ELEGANT ENTRE SPONSOR
Abbott Nutrition logoDelivery Concepts logoWellMed logo
CHEF’S SPECIAL SPONSOR
Bateman logoButterBuds logoAsian Foods Logo
EXHIBITORS/ADVERTISORS
 

Abbott Nutrition

Accessible Solutions, Inc

American Dietetic Association, Healthy Aging DPG

Bateman Senior Meals

Asian Food Solutions, Inc

Butter Buds

Delivery Concepts

Diversified Foods

GA/Sun Meadow Foods

Golden Cuisine

Home Instead Senior Care

Lautman Maska Neil & Company

MealService Software

National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Nutri-Systems Meals on Wheels Store

Oliver Packaging & Equipment Company

RTZ Associates, Inc.

The Ridgefield's Brand Corp

Survivor Industries, Inc.

Valley Services, Inc.

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS/CONTRIBUTORS
Congratulations to all of our Scholarship winners and special thanks to all of our Scholarship Sponsors/Contributors. We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

PhRMA - 5 Scholarships

Pfizer - 2 Scholarships

Michigan Association of Nutrition Aging Service Providers (MANASP) – 3 Scholarships

Delivery Concepts - 1 Scholarship

Sodexho/Oklahoma Association of Nutrition Provider Directors - 1 Scholarship

 
 
 
 
 
 


2010 NANASP Annual Training Conference
Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 2-4, 2010

 

Conference Highlights

The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs welcomed 200 nutrition program directors, dietitians, policy makers, and others nutrition program management providers and suppliers to Law Vegas from all over the United States for a very successful 3-day conference.

San Diego State University, Department of Gerontology Professor Joaquin Anguera kicked off the conference on Wednesday afternoon with his insight into the “Future of Aging: Creating New Images”. Dr. Anguera touched on the “old, the bad and the ugly” and the importance of focusing on pro-aging vs. anti-aging and inspired us to encourage older persons to find the ways in which they can celebrate life by expressing themselves most meaningfully and usefully! His presentation was followed by the always, much anticipate, Washington Update by NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato. After that, attendees had the opportunity to mingle with over 20 different NANASP supporters at the Opening Reception in the exhibit hall.

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee delivered the keynote address at the NANASP Annual Conference. Her talk which covered the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for seniors, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and the roles of health and nutrition in keeping older people independent was well received and inspired all in attendance.

NANASP Past President Martha Peppones surprised Jean Lloyd, National Nutritionist with the Administration on Aging by presenting her with the Lifetime Achievement Star Award on behalf of NANASP, upon completion of Asst. Secretary Greenlee’s address. “Jeans’ value to our network is incomparable. Not only is she a walking, talking encyclopedia of knowledge about the Older Americans Act, nutrition and older adults; she is a critical thinker as well. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sent her an email with a very simple question, only to receive a very lengthy reply with citations from the OAA, references to pertinent research, and a wealth of information that I didn’t imagine existed.” Jean has been a wonderful resource and friend of NANASP since she started at the AoA in 1992.

Lifetime Achievement Star Award

Pictured from left to right - NANASP Conference Co-Chair, Martha Peppones, Asst. Secretary of Aging, Kathy Greenlee, Immediate NANASP Past President, Keith Schildt, NANASP President, Paul Downey and NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato, congratulate Jean Lloyd (center) on her Lifetime Achievement Star Award.

The Older Americans Act Idea & Listening Forum on Nutrition Programs, Older Workers and Volunteers immediately followed. In which NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato and Experience Wave Public Policy Director, Brian Lindberg moderated a discussion and received testimony from select witnesses regarding how the Act could be changed to better support service/volunteerism and older workers as part of nutrition programs.

Throughout the conference, participants enjoyed concurrent breakout sessions on the following topics: The New Medical Home: Public/Private Partnerships for Health, Nutrition and Aging; The Market Basket, an alternative to Higher Cost Meals; Dancing With the Stars; Using Evidence-based Health Programs to Promote Healthy Aging; Achieving Food Safety without Sacrificing Quality and Nutritional Value; Creating Sustainable Funding in Challenging Economic Times; Advocacy 101; Revamp Your Fundraising in Preparation for Economic Recover; Volunteer Programs; Communicating with Your Staff & Others Made Easy Using DiSC; Mental Health Issues in Seniors; and Compassion Fatigue.

Here’s what 2010 participants had to say:

“Assistant Secretary Greenlee was great. Inspiring!”
"Very informative. Great networking opportunities"
“General session speakers were excellent. Advocacy updates from Bob Blancato were great!”
"Excellent! Can’t wait til next year’s conference!”

Resource materials from the conference are available to NANASP Members on thumb drives sponsored by GA Foods/Sun Meadow. For more information, contact Pam Carlson pcarlson@nanasp.org.

Special Thanks to our 2010 Sponsors

PRIVATE RESERVE SPONSORS ($15,000 – 20,000)
PhRMA logo
Valley Bringing fresh ideas to the Table
CLASSIC GOURMET ($10,000)

Senior Service America logo Sun Meadow logo

DECADENT DESSERT ($7,500)
Pfizer logo
ELEGANT ENTRE SPONSOR ($2,500 – 3,500)
Abbott Nutrition logoLautman Maska Neill & Company logoWellMed logo
CHEF’S SPECIAL SPONSOR ($1,250)
Bateman logo
EXHIBITORS/ADVERTISORS
 

Accessible Solutions, Inc.

Delivery Concepts

Diversified Foods

Flamingo Juices, Inc.

Golden Cuisine

Harmony Information Systems, Inc

Hormel

JA Foodservice

MealService Software

Mom's Meals

National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Nutri-systems Meals on Wheels

StorePreferred Meal Systems, Inc

Survivor Industries, Inc.

Thermal Bags By Ingrid

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS/CONTRIBUTORS
Congratulations to all of our Scholarship winners and special thanks to all of our Scholarship Sponsors/Contributors. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Lifetime Achievement Star Award
 

PhRMA - 5 Scholarships

Pfizer - 2 Scholarships

Michigan Association of Nutrition Aging Service Providers (MANASP) – 3 Scholarships

Bateman Senior Meals – 1 Scholarship

Delivery Concepts - 1 Scholarship

Golden Cuisine -1 Scholarship

Lautman & Company - 1 Scholarship

Matz, Blancato & Associates - 1 Scholarship

Region I / Stefanie Belding – 1 Scholarship

Senior Community Services – 1 Scholarship

Sodexho/Oklahoma Association of Nutrition Provider Directors - 1 Scholarship

All Business Communications – Partial Scholarship

Bohse & Associates, Inc. - Partial Scholarship

Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association - Partial Scholarship

Kris Koelsch- Gonzalez - Partial Scholarship

Sharon Terhaar – Partial Scholarship