Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2018 Spring Convention
April 19th & 20th
Marriott Southern Hills
Tulsa, OK
Sponsored by
Vegetarian Nutrition DPG, Oklahoma Beef Council, Dairy MAX & Midwest Dairy Council, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Oklahoma Pork Council, 
Learning ZoneXpress, and Ben E. Keith Foods


Educational Sessions

Continuing Education
Thursday Educational Sessions: 6.0 Hours
Thursday Poster Session: 1.0 Hour
Friday Educational Sessions: 6.0 Hours
Friday Exhibits: 1.0 Hour

View the program schedule and learn more about our speakers.



Pre-register through April 16th.  
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The following companies, groups, and organizations will be exhibiting their products and services on Friday, April 20th:


A complimentary breakfast will be provided each day of the convention.

Lunch will NOT be provided on either day of the convention.  There are several restaurants at the hotel and within close proximity to the convention site.

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Discounted room rates are available for Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills for $92 per night (state and local taxes and fees not included.).

Book your room online use the link below or call Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or call the hotel directly (918) 493-7000.  Use the group code "Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics".

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Map, Directions, and Parking
The Marriott Southern Hills is located at 1902 East 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136
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Guest parking is available in the large lot on the west side of the building.


Student Poster Session 
The following research posters will be on display all day Thursday, April 19th.
  • Family Child Care Home Provider Experiences with the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Ashley Brice, OUHSC
  • Early Care and Education Environment Access to Healthy Foods in Oklahoma - Catherine Grantham, OUHSC
  • Collaboration between the UCO Nutrition Program and Athletics to Promote Healthy Habits in Student Athletes - Patrick Limon, UCO
  • Determining if Telehealth Education is Provided in ACEND Accredited Nutrition Programs - Ashley Nanni-Bradley, OUHSC
  • Effect of a Health and Wellness Program for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Amber Rinestine, OUHSC
  • Postprandial Inflammation in health Adults Who Differ by Age and Physical Activity Level - Christina Sciarrillo, OSU


Silent Auction

We have some big ticket items up for grabs at the Silent Auction this year!  Bidding will begin on Thursday morning and continue through Friday afternoon.  All proceeds benefit the OK Academy Scholarship Fund.


Wine Pull

This fun event will start Thursday after the last educational session!  There will be numbered bottles of wine on display.  For $15 attendees can pull a numbered cork out of a basket and win the corresponding bottle of wine.  All proceeds benefit the OK Academy Scholarship Fund.


Food Bank Donations

The Oklahoma Academy Public Relations Team will be collecting donations for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma throughout the convention.  Non-perishable food and monetary donations will be welcome.  

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Wednesday Night Social

If you are coming into Tulsa on Wednesday evening prior to Spring Convention or if you live in the Tulsa area, come join us for appetizers at the Marriott Southern Hills.  The Eastern District Dietetic Dietetic Association is hosting a social for us on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM at Remington's Sports Bar at the conference hotel.  

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Spring Convention Committee

Thank you to our wonderful planning committee to creating a successful event!

Chairs: Tonya Swim & Melissa Heuer 
Student Chair: Brittni Myers
Program Committee: Joy Howell 
Exhibit Committee: Abby Yeary
Registration Committee: Megan Foster & Ann Griffin 
Guest Relations Committee: Kelsey Wilson & Arica Lingerfelt
Fitness Committee: Chrissy Willis & Kerri Felmlee
Catering Committee: Debra Queen & Brittany Ebers
Publicity: Hollie Kirby 
Treasurer: Jennifer Ortiz
Fundraising Chair: Teresa Jackson 
President: Misti Leyva



Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
12324 E. 86th St N. #148
Owasso, OK 74055
t (918) 609-6559 or (877) 656-8874
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