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August 29 - 30, 2023


Wednesday, August 30, 2023

7:00AM - 8:00AM CT

Sign in & Breakfast Buffet
Center Room

7:00AM - 8:00AM CT

Lactation Suite Open
Board Room

8:00AM - 9:30AM CT

How to Talk About Food: Best Practices for Culturally Appropriate Conversations

We all talk about food multiple times a day. We talk about what we cook, our favorite restaurants, what we ate last night, and what we want to eat next. Food is a connector for all humans because we all have to eat. In this presentation, we’ll delve into the best practices for culturally appropriate conversations about food. The presentation will highlight culturally appropriate dietary counseling practices from a culinary—not clinical—lens, practices that may be used to better connect with patients, families and caregivers.


Breana Lai Killeen, MPH, RD
Center Room

9:30AM - 9:50AM CT

Snack Break

9:50AM - 11:10AM CT

CPA Session

Autism, Feeding & Nutrition

This presentation will examine unique nutrition and feeding needs of children across the autism spectrum and potential solutions to feeding and eating issues.


Bethany Hansen, PhD, BCBA-D
Amy Volkman, RDN, LMNT, LD
West Room

Clerk & BFPC Session

Magic of Connecting

Truly connecting with people requires more than just being a good communicator. Good leaders know how to build a bridge to others by cultivating relationships – that is the foundation to becoming a great leader. Based on best-selling author John Maxwell’s book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, participants will learn the magic of connecting.


Desi Payne
Center Room

11:10AM - 11:20AM CT

Stretch Break & Transition

11:20AM - 12:20PM CT

General Session
Developmental Monitoring in Early Childhood

An educational presentation that will cover typical childhood development, common developmental concerns, and recommendations for responding to concerns.


Whitney Strong-Bak, PhD
Center Room

12:20PM - 1:30PM CT

Lunch Buffet & Service Awards
Center Room

1:30PM - 2:30PM CT

General Session
Do you Work with the Living Dead?

Do you work with people who drag their feet into work, growl and murmur, give blank stares, aren’t engaged with their work, or poison other co-workers? Or maybe they habitually bite and devour others with their words and actions? Do you work with people who suck the very life out of you? Or could you possibly be infected with this epidemic and you don’t know it? Desi will teach you how to smash those brains or bad attitudes with this fun and interactive breakout session.


Desi Payne
Center Room

2:30PM - 2:50PM CT

Snack Break

2:50PM - 4:20PM CT

General Session
Team Building with Humor to Empower Your Team

It’s the spirit of teamwork that breathes life and creativity into your organization. People learn by doing, and this very interactive workshop will give team members an experience in communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Team members will learn three of the “17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork” from John C. Maxwell. This is a very fun workshop which encourages teamwork.


Desi Payne
Center Room

4:20PM - 4:30PM CT

Closing Remarks from FNS 
Jim Cross
Center Room

4:30PM - 5:00PM CT

Evaluations & Closing
Center Room

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