The session, "Waste Not, Want Not" addressed how we can eat responsibly. I'd love to see the restaurants offer smaller portions, as the meals I received at Nashville restaurants were twice as large as I needed.
The session, "Bitter-Sweet: How Our Senses Impact Chronic Disease and Weight" highlighted case studies where those with sensitivities to bitterness show a significant difference in the intake of vegetables. One can mask bitterness with cooking methods or a little sugar (or roasting to caramelize).
"Biodiversity: Achieving an Abundance of Wholesome Foods from Healthy Ecosystems" explored the evidence that demonstrates how food choices can restore biodiversity and create an equitable food system. Our personal behaviors impact our practice behaviors. When offering a recipe, offer plant based substitutes.
My favorite sessions were actually the culinary demos. This is the first time I got my husband a guest pass, and he enjoyed the opening session and exhibits, where he occasionally handed out my blog cards. It was especially nice for Bob to attend the Nutrition Blog Network and Stone Soup receptions. Since my retirement in March, testing home style recipes and sharing these through these blogs. have been the highlight of my career.
Thanks to those who inspire and encourage and support!