Presentation photos from Whole Grains Council conference

Our 2018 Whole Grains Council conference was held November 4-6 in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. 

While we offer these presentations for their educational value, we remind you that these works are copyrighted by each speaker and may not be reproduced without the speaker’s written permission. 

For registered dietitians seeking CPE credit

Because these presentations aired more than 3 years ago, they are no longer eligible for CPEU credit. They remain on our website for educational purposes only.


Sunday, November 4, 2018 

Welcome Remarks
Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways
View PDF (2.1 MB)

Whole Grains: The Best Kept Culinary Secret
Andrea Geary, Senior Editor, Cook’s Illustrated Magazine/America’s Test Kitchen
View PDF (9.3 MB)  |  View Video (27 minutes)

Whole Grain Trends in Contemporary Food Culture
Melissa Abbott, Vice President – Hartman Retainer Services & Culinary Insights, Hartman Group
View PDF  (3.9 MB)  |  View Video (31 minutes)

The Oldways of Whole Grains
Coleen Donnelly, Corporate Chef, K-12/Education Segment, InHarvest
Michael Holleman, Director of Culinary & Marketing, InHarvest

View PDF  (9.2 MB)  |  View Video (31 minutes)

Monday, November 5

Get to Know the Gatekeeper: Whole Grains in Distribution
Valerie Hoover, RD, LD, Manager of Customer Marketing, Sysco
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Bowls Are the New Burger: Whole Grains in Foodservice Go Mainstream
Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary, Sweetgreen
View PDF (3.4 MB)  |  View Video (25 minutes)

Terroir and Local Grain Economies
Laura Lewis, PhD, Director, Washington State University Food Systems; Chair, Cascadia Grains Conference  — View Video (4 minutes)
Steve Lyon, MS, Senior Scientific Assistant, The Bread Lab at Washington State University — View Video (7 minutes)
Tom Hunton, President, Camas Country Mill, Surecrop Farm Services, Hunton’s Farm — View Video (12 minutes)
Sue Hunton, Camas Country Mill, Surecrop Farm Services, Hunton’s Farm — View Video (8 minutes)
View PDF (7.9 MB) |  — View Video of the Panel’s Q&A (35 minutes)

Pick Up the Quinoa, Put Down the Guilt?
Lisa Nuñez de Arco, Quinoa Specialist, Andean Naturals
View PDF (13.7 MB)  |  View Video (24 minutes)

Gut & Grain Microbes: New Pathways to Health
Erin McKenney, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University
View PDF (1.98 MB)  |  View Video (22 minutes)

Does Processing Grains Impact Nutrition?
Kevin Miller, PhD, Principal Scientist, General Mills
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Whole Grains: The Next “Protein” for Weight Loss?
Marissa McCormick, MS, RD, Nutrition Scientist, General Mills
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Why You Might Want to Rethink that Grain-Free or Gluten-Free Diet
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, Director of Nutrition, WebMD
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The Changing Nutrition Landscape: Insights from History and Culture
Emily Contois, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa
View PDF (10.2 MB)  |  View Video (25 minutes)

Insights on Content Development, Nutrition Science, and Communication in Today’s Confusing (and Ever-Evolving) Media Landscape
Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CND, Nutrition Director, Good Housekeeping Institute
View PDF  (4 MB)  |  View Video (33 minutes)

Successful School Lunch with Whole Grains
Tim Vázquez, RD, Team Lead, School Program Branch, USDA FNS Child Nutrition Programs  — View Video (13 minutes)
Brian Jones, Food Service Director, St. Labre Indian Schools  — View Video (12 minutes)
Sonya Barnes, MS, RD, CHC, Branch Chief, Nutrition and Technical Assistance, USDA FNS Child Nutrition Programs  — View Video (13 minutes)
View PDF (7.2 MB)  | Watch the Panel’s Q&A Video ( 12 minutes)

Tuesday, November 6

A New Trend is Sprouting: Sprouted Grains 101
Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition, Oldways
View PDF (2.3 MB)  |  View Video (8 minutes)
Carlee Kelly, MSN, Nutrition & Product Innovation, Co-Founder, Lettuce Eat
View PDF  (1.8 MB)  |  View Video (21 minutes)

Whole Grains to Your Door Step: How Meal Kits Are Breaking Down the Barriers to Entry
Kaley Todd, MS, RDN, Registered Dietitian, Sun Basket

Whole Grains Go Global
Bruna Tedesco, Head of Marketing, Bimbo Brazil
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Worldwide Whole Grain Momentum: Data and Insights from the WGC Database
Caroline Sluyter, Director, Oldways Whole Grains Council
View PDF (11.4 MB)  |  View Video (20 minutes)

Feeding the World with Whole Grains
Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
View PDF  (5.7 MB)   |  View Video (24 minutes)

Closing Remarks