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2023 Nutrition Symposium

                    This year, the Adventist Nutrition and Dietetics International Association (ANDIA) leaders are excited to bring together a diverse community of nutrition and dietetics professionals from around the globe. Our inaugural symposium, “ANDIA Virtual Health and Nutrition Symposium 2023” welcomes registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), healthcare providers, and industry leaders to a groundbreaking event aimed at exploring pivotal matters impacting the world's health with a special focus on the Adventist perspective. This symposium boasts an educational program filled with unique opportunities that you won't find anywhere else.

Find all the information you need about the symposium here.

This page will be updated frequently until the day of the symposium. 

What is the Nutrition Symposium?

Are you passionate about living a healthy life and making informed food choices?

Do you want to discover the latest breakthroughs in nutrition science?

If yes, then this symposium is tailor-made for you!

  • Dive into cutting-edge research on nutrition and wellness.

  • Learn from leading experts in the field of nutrition.

  • Explore the impact of diet on your overall health and well-being.

  • Get inspired to adopt sustainable and healthy eating habits.


Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and take your nutrition knowledge to the next level!

Who Can Attend?

Whether you're a healthcare professional, fitness enthusiast, or someone eager to enhance your nutrition knowledge, this event is for you!

FREE to all ANDIA members.

If you are not a member, you can register 

Membership will last for 1 year.

Let us know you are coming to the symposium by registering 


  • Webinars will provide the latest updates on plant-based nutrition

  • Opportunities to network with other health care professionals

  • Recordings will be available 

  • CEU's 

  • Watch online from anywhere in the world


It's an opportunity of a lifetime! Sign up today!

What to Expect

Engaging Topics

Our esteemed speakers will delve into a wide array of topics, including:​

  • Careers in Dietetics

  • Environmental Nutrition

  • Plant-based Diets & Gut Health

  • Setting Up Your Nutrition Business

  • And much more!

Interactive Sessions

Don't just listen; participate! We'd like to encourage you to ask questions, share your insights, and be part of the conversation. This symposium is an opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals and industry leaders.

Plant-Based Cooking Demonstration

Explore the joys of plant-based cooking with a live demonstration. Learn how to create delicious and nutritious meals that delight your taste buds.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with other dietitians, healthcare professionals, and enthusiasts who share your passion for nutrition. You can expand your professional network and make lasting connections.

ANDIA Executive Committee

Your input matters! This event provides a platform  to voice your thoughts and ideas directly to the ANDIA executive committee. Help shape the future of nutrition advocacy.

Check out the Speakers!

Find out who is speaking, what they will be presenting and when. 

Motivational Speaker

Sabbath October 28th

2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

Speaker: Dr. Barry C. Black Ph.D., D. Min., D.D., L.H.D., D.P.S., LL.D.

62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate

Featured Speaker

When: Sabbath October 28th

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Speaker: Debbie Wallace, DrPH, MPH 

Title: "Is the Health Message Still Relevant Today?" 

When: Sabbath October 28th

Description: This presentation will address changes in the health of the community and how that relates to the Adventist Health Message given over a century ago.

Speaker: John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RDN, CNS, FAND, DipACLM

Title: "History of Seventh-day Adventist Nutrition and Dietetics." 

When: Sabbath October 28th 

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Speaker: Margarete Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM

Title: "Latest Updates on Plant-Based Nutrition in Treating Diabetes"

When: Sabbath October 28th

Sunday October 29th

10:00am - 3:00pm PDT

Speaker: Krystal George, RDN, AMFT 

Title: "Unconventional Careers in Dietetics"

When: Sunday October 29th

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Speaker: Claudette Mitchell, Ph.D., RD

Title: "Preparation for Community Service: Meeting the Needs of the Caribbean Territories"

When: Sunday October 29th

Description: The focus of the presentation will be on the history of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program offered at USC, preparation of student dietitians built on the foundation of the health message, and providing supervised practical training within the cultural context for regional communities.

Speaker: Major Ben Wunderlich

Title: "Opportunities and Experiences of an Army Dietitian"

When: Sunday October 29th


Speaker: John E Gobble, DrPH, RDN, FACLM, MCHES, DipACLM

Title: "The Business of Plant-based MNT"

When: Sunday October 29th

Description: Join Dr. John Gobble, a seasoned public health professional, registered dietitian nutritionist, and entrepreneur as he navigates you through the complexities of establishing your own plant-based MNT reimbursement strategy.

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