SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Produce For Better Health Foundation’s 2018 annual conference, taking place April 4-6, here, got off to a sunny start amidst the foothills of Camelback Mountain at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The opening reception took place Wednesday evening, April 4, and was filled with fun, food and lots of chatter about the day’s educational sessions.
The Produce For Better Health’s 2018 Annual Conference kicked off Wednesday, April 4, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montlucia, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Joe Watts and Lindsay Watts, senior nutrition communications analyst with Campbell Soup Co.
Sarah Deaton of Zespri Kiwifruit with conference attendee, Mike Zecca.
Camille Ryan, social sciences lead at Monsanto Co. and Sarah Brandmeier, manager, scientific & regulatory affairs for American Frozen Food Institute.
Milton Stokes, director, global health & nutrition for Monsanto Co., Camille Ryan, social sciences lead at Monsanto Co. and Sarah Brandmeier, manager, scientific & regulatory affairs for American Frozen Food Institute.
Sue Lewis, director, market development for the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and Dorothea Vafiadis, national director, healthy living strategy, of the American Heart Association.
Sarah Martin, nutritionist for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Kathleen Zelman, director of nutrition for WebMD.
Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development for Southern Specialties and Marissa Nelson, vice president sustainable retailing for Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize Co.
Nancy Johnston, senior manager produce sales for Sysco Corp. and Shelly Thobe, director, culinary innovation for Wendy’s.
Theresa O’Brien, Mike O’Brien, vice president of sales and marketing for Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., and Robb Bertels, director of public and industry affairs for Mission Produce, Inc.
Shari Steinbach, owner and president of Shari Steinbach & Associates; Barbara Beltrand, national account executive for Healthy Savings — Soultran; Stacey Krawczyk, senior nutrition business partner for The Kellogg Co.; Danielle Ballantyne, registered dietician for Sunkist Growers; and Joan Wickham, director of communications for Sunkist Growers.
Julie McMillin, assistant vice president of retail dietetics for Hy-Vee, Inc. and Stacey Loftus, assistant vice president of retail dietetics for Hy-Vee, Inc.
Catherine Gipe Stewart of Domex Superfresh Growers with the Formula 5 Marketing Competition finalists from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Megan Guthmiller, Alison Komas, Kylie Lofquist, and Zachary Goggins.
Taylor Wallace, principal and chief executive officer of Think Healthy Group, Inc. and Kathleen Zelman, director of nutrition for WebMD.
Hilary Pride, registered dietician for Hannaford Supermarkets; Emily Parent, supermarket registered dietician for Coborn’s; and Kate Behlke, director, health & wellness strategy for Shnucks.
Michael Aerts, director for Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association; Scott Owens, general manager for Castellini Co.; and Marty Ordman, marketing consultant for Dole Packaged Foods.
Briana Erickson and Molly Frank, Formula 5 Marketing Competition finalists from The University of North Dakota.
PBH Annual Conference attendees mixed and mingled during the opening reception on Wednesday evening, April 4, in Scottsdale, AZ.