Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), in partnership with Duke University World Food Policy Center, University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and MAHEC, will present Healthy Eating in Practice August 26-29, 2018, at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Healthy Eating in Practice is a hands-on conference for physicians and other healthcare professionals, focused on changing the culture of healthcare to better support healthy eating behaviors, particularly in children and families, and prevent chronic diet-related diseases. In addition to presentations by leading practitioners, researchers, and policy experts, attendees will visit area farms, farmers markets, and gardens. Participatory cooking workshops will be team taught by nutrition experts alongside local chefs. Daphne Miller, M.D., author of Farmacology, will give a keynote address on the intersection of farming, food, and health. Continuing education credits are available. Register by June 30 for early-bird discounts. Special rates are available for RN, NP, PA, and dietitians/nutritionists.