Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers

Boston, Massachusetts
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers
Sunday, November 09, 2014 2:00 PM -
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, Massachusetts 02128
United States

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In the past ten years, health advocates and food companies have worked tirelessly to increase demand for whole grains and to increase the supply of delicious whole grain products. Important barriers have been breached in the US, as "whole grain-rich" foods became mandatory in school meals programs, and around the world, as national dietary guidelines made more explicit recommendations for whole grain consumption.

Now, however, just as the old habits and preferences for refined grains are giving way to an appreciation of the nuttier, fuller taste of whole grains, new barriers are arising, with the movement for gluten-free diets and grain-free diets. While a small percentage of the population must indeed avoid gluten grains for serious medical reasons, there's no rationale for everyone to give up grains – any more than we should all give up nuts or seafood just because some people can't eat them.

The Whole Grains Council's next conference, scheduled for November 9-11, 2014 in Boston, MA, will break down these new barriers by separating fiction and fad from solid science, while also celebrating the many barriers we've already demolished through a decade of dedicated effort. 

Especially noteworthy will be our Keynote Address from Dr. Alessio Fasano, Director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and visiting professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fasano has a unique knack for presenting the key issues in celiac disease and gluten-free diets in a way that is scientifically thorough yet accessible to everyone, and we know you will benefit from his presentation.

To complement our information-packed speaker sessions, we'll allow plenty of time for networking among our participants, who will include marketing and R&D experts from food companies, health professionals, government policymakers, and the media. Click here to learn more about who should attend – and who has attended past WGC conferences.

At meals and breaks, we'll practice what we preach by putting delicious whole grains on every plate! Click on the Agenda tab above to get the latest details on our plans.

Oldways is a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. This conference offers 12 credits of continuing education for registered dietitians.

Registration Fees:
(to Sept. 14)
 Regular Fee
(Sept. 15 onward)
 WGC Member
(first registration or sponsor*)
 $0  $0
 WGC Member (additional people)
 $345  $395
 RDs, government, health, non-profits
** $100 Sunday only
** $250 Monday only
** $110 Tuesday only
 $395  $445
 Corporations (non WGC-members)
 $645  $695

* Sponsors get 1, 2, or 3 free registrations, depending on sponsor level. 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 617-896-4820
    Email: cynthia@oldwayspt.org
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