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Family Meals: Enjoying the Benefits, Overcoming the Barriers

August 3, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

Martha MarinoMartha Marino’s career has focused on helping health professionals guide consumers to eat more nutritiously and enjoyably. As a nutrition educator, she has journeyed through many food groups and public agencies.

For nearly 20 years she worked as the Director of Nutrition and Wellness for the Washington State Dairy Council, a non-profit nutrition education agency, promoting dairy products as part of a healthful diet. She oversaw public relations and educational activities with health and culinary professionals, developed educational resources, gave presentations on food and nutrition topics, and coordinated marketing communications efforts. She was the first director of the Washington State 5-A-Day Program, created the first position for a dietitian with the Washington State Beef Commission, taught at the University of Washington and Bellevue College, directed the first social marketing campaign for Food Stamp families through Washington State University Extension, and oversaw the WIC Nutrition Program in Bellingham.

Martha currently serves as a consultant to WSU Extension as a writer for the Energize Newsletter for Nutrition Educators. This monthly newsletter updates nutrition educators with information that they can use with low-income clients.

Martha has served in leadership positions for Food and Culinary Professionals of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Washington State Food and Nutrition Council. She is the first dietitian member of Les Dames D’Escoffier Seattle Chapter, an invitation-only professional women’s culinary organization.


Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify benefits to both teens and parents of eating together.
  • Recognize real-life obstacles and learn options to overcome them.
  • Provide recommendations on ways that teens can be change agents at home to initiate having family meals.


August 3, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Idaho Dairy Council
743 N. Touchmark Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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