Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston. The conference will include manufacturers, foodservice operators, scientists, health professionals and more to discuss information about grain and the role it plays in diets.
Cynthia Harriman, director of Food and Nutrition Strategies for the council, said in a news release that the conference comes at a "critical time," as whole grains have moved into the mainstream, but “misinformation spreads about gluten-free and grain-free diets.”
The conference will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Alessio Fasano, an expert on gluten and celiac disease. Other topics/speakers include:
- Whole Grain Trends and Consumer Attitudes, by June Jo Lee, VP Strategic Insights, The Hartman Group;
- Health Benefits of Whole Grains and the Role of Intact Grains, by Nicola McKeown, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Friedman School / Tufts;
- What Did Paleo Man Really Eat? by David Katz, MD, Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center;
- Today's Wheat: Fact and Fiction, by Brett Carver, PhD, Professor, Oklahoma State University;
- Wheat Belly and Grain Brain: the Pitfalls of Pseudo-Science, by James Hamblin, MD, Senior Editor, The Atlantic;
- Chefs' Panel: If You Menu It, They Will Come, by Martha Rose Shulman, columnist, The New York Times.
To register, visit The Whole Grains Council web site at wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/attend-our-conference.