Nutrition Unscrambled

AAFP Conference 2011

By Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN
September 20th, 2011

This past weekend we exhibited at the American Academy of Family Physicians conference in Orlando. We were part of the first ever nutrition pavilion, which allowed practitioners and other health professionals find us easily. Having all the nutrition related booths in one area drove traffic to our booths and had a positive impact.

These health professionals from different areas of practice were quite receptive to our messages; although many still had perceptions that whole eggs were not “good” for a person. This was a key area of education and they were happy to see our research and materials discussing this, well as other nutrition issues. Many participants were impressed with our commitment to research as we discussed previous studies and showed those most recently funded. It is interesting to see how each group responds and what information they would like from us.

Overall, it was a successful conference and we were able to educate health professionals once again! We had over 200 people sign up for our newsletter and complete our survey to donate eggs to a local food pantry.

Here is a photo of one of the MDs completing the survey.


Nutrition Unscrambled  is written by nutrition experts with the Egg Nutrition Center, which is funded by the American Egg Board. It is monitored and maintained by the public relations agency of record. The mission of the Egg Nutrition Center is to be a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs. For more information, click here.

About the Bloggers

Mitch Kanter, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about
Mitch, click here.
Marcia Greenblum, MS, RD is the Senior Director, Nutrition Education at the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about Marcia, click here.
Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN is the Program Manager, Nutrition Research and Communications at the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about Anna, click here.

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