Public Health Private Profits

Public Health Private Profits One Day Conference April 1, 2017

The Los Angeles District (LAD) of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics presents our first annual conference on April 1, 2017 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The conference is titled “Public Health and Private Profits: A Dialogue about Critical Topics Shaping the Future of the Dietetic Profession”
We are beyond excited to host this event to discuss issues which we feel are of paramount importance to our profession, and are not being adequately addressed at the state and national conferences.
The event is approved for 5.5 CPEs for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Learning Codes Covered:

1050: ETHICS

 Public Health Private Profits

Topics which will be discussed include:

Corporate Sponsorship
Food Addiction


Opening Keynote:

Michele Simon, JD, MPH “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest When Working in the Public’s Interest”

Corporate Sponsorship:

Bonnie Y. Modugno, MS, RDN, CLE “Selling my Time, not my Integrity”
Andy Bellatti, MS, RDN “Public-Private Partnerships: A Political Slippery Slope”


Amanda Maxham, PhD “Why GMOs are a Good Thing”
Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RDN “GMOs: What Dietitians Need to Know”

Food Addiction:

Peter Pressman, MD “Food Addiction: Clinical Reality or Mythology”
David A. Wiss, MS, RDN “Food Addiction: What Dietitians Need to Know”

Register for the Conference HERE

Conference Website HERE


Dr. David Wiss became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the National Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. Wise Mind Nutrition is an app-based interactive treatment program available for download now -

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