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| WHAT TO EXPECT |

The Choices Conference provides knowledge, skills, resources, and networking for those who bring nutrition, health, and wellness information to Michigan citizens of all ages. In 2017, it will be held March 22-24 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI.

INSPIRING KEYNOTES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

This year, you’ll hear from Dawn Clifford, Anne R. Lindsay, and Victor J. Strecher about leveraging multimedia strategies in health, motivational interviewing, and ways to help move people forward by meeting them where they are. Learn more about our keynoters here.

DIVERSE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

From food culture to effective communication, community change, and coaching techniques – there’s a breakout session for everyone at this year’s Choices. See the full agenda here.

CONNECT WITH PEERS

Choices serves as an excellent opportunity to engage with peers that work in your industry. Who knows, your next collaborative project could take root over a cup of coffee (and we’ll have plenty of that!).

| AGENDA |

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

ServSafe Training

10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m

Pre-conference Session:  Active Living by Design Community Action Model

Risa Wilkerson, Executive Director, Active Living by Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Special Conference Feature:

On March 23 and 24, the Choices Conference will feature a special graphic recording activity which will be conducted by Trent Wakenight.

Two-thirds of us are visual learners. Our retention of discussions and concepts is greater when visuals are a part of a meeting. Graphic recording captures the themes and key messages of presentations and discussions in real time through hand-drawn pictures, icons and images to extract and demonstrate meaning from contexts and discussion. Graphic recorders can sketch and lead discussions as they unfold using research-based techniques, methods and templates.

The end product – a large poster representing the meeting – can strengthen understanding of complex issues, make groups smarter, foster open cooperation and idea-sharing, and lead groups toward decision-making and a collaborative vision. Participants share more when their inputs are acknowledged and they can see how they fit into the discussion. Together, the group creates a memorable vision and pictures that last.

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Light Refreshments with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address: Motivate Change with Motivational Interviewing

Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD, Associate Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, California State University, Chico, CA

11:15 a.m.

Break with exhibitors and move to workshops

11:30 a.m.

Workshops: Group A

12:45 p.m.

Move to lunch

1:45 p.m.

Move to workshops

2:00 p.m.

Workshops: Group B

3:15 p.m.

Break with exhibitors

3:30 p.m.

Workshops: Group C

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

Evening

Dinner on your own

Special Conference Feature:

On March 23 and 24, the Choices Conference will feature a special graphic recording activity which will be conducted by Trent Wakenight.

Two-thirds of us are visual learners. Our retention of discussions and concepts is greater when visuals are a part of a meeting. Graphic recording captures the themes and key messages of presentations and discussions in real time through hand-drawn pictures, icons and images to extract and demonstrate meaning from contexts and discussion. Graphic recorders can sketch and lead discussions as they unfold using research-based techniques, methods and templates.

The end product – a large poster representing the meeting – can strengthen understanding of complex issues, make groups smarter, foster open cooperation and idea-sharing, and lead groups toward decision-making and a collaborative vision. Participants share more when their inputs are acknowledged and they can see how they fit into the discussion. Together, the group creates a memorable vision and pictures that last.

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.

Keynote Address

Anne R. Lindsay, PhD, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, University of Nevada Extension, Las Vegas, NV

9:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

9:45 a.m.

Workshops: Group D

11:00 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

11:15 a.m.

Workshops: Group E

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

1:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote:  Life on Purpose: From Wellness to Engaged Wellbeing in The Digital Age

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

| KEYNOTE SPEAKERS |

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 Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE DIDACTIC PROGRAM IN DIETETICS, DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Dawn Clifford is an associate professor and serves as Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University in Chico. She co-founded and is the current director of FitU, a peer mentoring nutrition and exercise counseling program on campus.

Dr. Clifford received the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the 2013-2014 school years. She conducts research and is an accomplished speaker in the areas of motivational interviewing and non-diet approaches to health and wellness. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and is the co-author of Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness. In addition, she has published several research articles in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and written curriculum for Today’s Dietitian and Nutrition Dimensions.

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Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR FOR INNOVATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICINE
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, JOOL HEALTH, INC.

Dr. Strecher is a behavioral scientist, professor, and Director of Innovation at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. In 1995, he founded the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research. In 1998, he founded HealthMedia, a digital health coaching company that was sold to Johnson & Johnson a decade later.

He founded JOOL Health in 2015, a digital health solution company that integrates the science of health and well-being, advanced smartphone and biometric technology, and big data analytics. His most recent book is Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything (HarperOne).

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Anne Lindsay, PhD

SPECIALIST, HEALTH AND NUTRITION, EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA EXTENSION

Anne Lindsay is an exercise physiologist at the University of Nevada Extension. Her education and research includes women under correctional supervision with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image, and health, which led to her development of the Healthy Steps to Freedom program. Her interests include childhood obesity, especially physical activity and healthy at any size for preschool children. She currently serves as co-chair of the Community Health Committee of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine global health initiative and has worked with worksite health promotion, YMCA Fitness Standards, and fitness for firefighter, police, and security forces.

| VENUE |

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