2018 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Plant Your Future
Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free to the community!
Location: Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino Campus

A special pre-conference session of the 7ICVN, this gathering will feature health talks (English and Spanish), a free cooking demonstration, food vendors and more.


A Vegetarian Culinary Adventure – The Interplay of a Nutritionist and Chef: The Roles of Grains in Vegetarian Diets
Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Coleman Pavilion – Shuttles will be provided

Featuring Chef Cory Gheen and Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN.  Whole grains have been a staple of the human diet for centuries. Despite the widespread history of grains, from rice in Asia to wheat in Europe, grains are often a subject of nutritional controversy. While it is true that overconsumption of refined grains can have unfavorable effects on health, consumption of whole grains is associated with numerous health benefits, such as reducing hypertension and protecting against atherosclerosis. For vegetarians, grains represent an important source of iron, protein, and B vitamins, and the diversity of grains offers a wide range of flavors and cuisines to explore.  Through a delicious and interactive meal and presentation featuring sensational plant-based ingredients, we share practical tips and demonstrate how a vegetarian diet can be optimized with grains.


Vegetarian Congress Reception & Poster Session
Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Included with Registration
Location: Poolside, Drayson Center 

Get to know your fellow conference attendees through a fun reception that includes vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and the ICVN Poster Sessions.  It’s an event worth attending!


Refresh- Morning Run!
Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Cost: none
Location: Meet in the lobby of the Hilton Double Tree

Here’s an opportunity to jog with LLU faculty and leadership in a morning jog that will revitalize and invigorate the body! Spend a fun morning working your muscles and networking with other professional! All levels welcome.

 

7th ICVN Banquet
Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Ticket Required,Included with Full Congress registration or for purchase, Additional guests $50
Location: Drayson Center, Special Event Tent on the Superfield

We are honored to invite you to the 7ICVN Banquet with the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.  Featuring a special presentation from our executive chef.  It is a meal you won’t want to miss!


Refresh- Morning Run!
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Cost: none
Location: Meet in front of the Drayson Center

 

A Vegetarian Culinary Adventure – The Fork in the Road Plate: The Intersection of Flavor and Health in Plant-based Eating
Sponsored by The California Walnut Board
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: none
Location: Main Hall            

Presented by Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN and Sponsored by The California Walnut Board.  We face a sea of choices when it comes to our food today. And while health is important, flavor reigns when it comes to making choices about the foods we’ll consume. . . especially those we’ll eat not just once, but again and again over the course of our healthful lives. It appears that there’s a constant push-pull between navigating either toward health and away from taste or toward taste and away from (or at the expense of) health. Through a delicious and interactive meal and presentation featuring some of these elements – along with practical tips to see how plant-based eating is not an all-or-nothing proposition – we’ll see how beautifully flavor and health can intersect.

Plant Your Future

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free to the community!
Location:
Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino Campus
250 S. G Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

A special pre-conference session of the 7ICVN, this gathering will feature health talks (English and Spanish), a free cooking demonstration, food vendors and more.

A Vegetarian Culinary Adventure – The Interplay of a Nutritionist and Chef: The Roles of Grains in Vegetarian Diets
Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Coleman Pavilion – Shuttles will be provided

Featuring Chef Cory Gheen and Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN.  Whole grains have been a staple of the human diet for centuries. Despite the widespread history of grains, from rice in Asia to wheat in Europe, grains are often a subject of nutritional controversy. While it is true that overconsumption of refined grains can have unfavorable effects on health, consumption of whole grains is associated with numerous health benefits, such as reducing hypertension and protecting against atherosclerosis. For vegetarians, grains represent an important source of iron, protein, and B vitamins, and the diversity of grains offers a wide range of flavors and cuisines to explore.  Through a delicious and interactive meal and presentation featuring sensational plant-based ingredients, we share practical tips and demonstrate how a vegetarian diet can be optimized with grains.


Vegetarian Congress Reception & Poster Session
Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Included with Registration
Location: Poolside, Drayson Center 

Get to know your fellow conference attendees through a fun reception that includes vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and the ICVN Poster Sessions.  It’s an event worth attending!

Refresh- Morning Run!
Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Cost: none
Location: Meet in the lobby of the Hilton Double Tree

Here’s an opportunity to jog with LLU faculty and leadership in a morning jog that will revitalize and invigorate the body! Spend a fun morning working your muscles and networking with other professional! All levels welcome.

 

7th ICVN Banquet
Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Ticket Required, Included with Full Congress registration or for purchase, Additional guests $50
Location: Drayson Center, Special Event Tent on the Superfield

We are honored to invite you to the 7ICVN Banquet with the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.  Featuring a special presentation from our executive chef.  It is a meal you won’t want to miss!

Refresh- Morning Run!
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Cost: none
Location: Meet in front of the Drayson Center

A Vegetarian Culinary Adventure – The Fork in the Road Plate: The Intersection of Flavor and Health in Plant-based Eating
Sponsored by The California Walnut Board
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: none
Location: Main Hall            

Presented by Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN and Sponsored by The California Walnut Board.  We face a sea of choices when it comes to our food today. And while health is important, flavor reigns when it comes to making choices about the foods we’ll consume. . . especially those we’ll eat not just once, but again and again over the course of our healthful lives. It appears that there’s a constant push-pull between navigating either toward health and away from taste or toward taste and away from (or at the expense of) health. Through a delicious and interactive meal and presentation featuring some of these elements – along with practical tips to see how plant-based eating is not an all-or-nothing proposition – we’ll see how beautifully flavor and health can intersect.