Georgia Nutrition Council


Georgia Nutrition Council

 GNC 2018 Conference Summary

By Barbara Collins

The Executive Meeting, General Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Georgia Nutrition  Council met on March 2, 2018 at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, GA. The theme of the event was “Eat to Win.” President Theresa Latta gave the history of the Georgian Nutrition Council and Past President Barbara Collins welcomed participants and gave the occasion. The Nominating Committee presented nominees for the 2018-2019 GNC Officers. The event included student research presentations and presentation of awards. The student Research Awards were presented by Dr. Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz. The student scholarship awards were presented by Kimberly Howell. Those awards included the Holly B. Alley Scholarship and the Rita Waters Scholarship. The Professional Award was presented by Phillip Petway. The Awards Luncheon Speakers were Helen Hope Kimbrough and Cynthia Whitehead Jackson, children’s nutrition book writers and publishers.

The Georgia Nutrition Committee for National Defense was formed in 1940 as a non-profit organization. The name was changed in 1950 to Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC). The purpose of the Georgia Nutrition Council is to bring together professionals from all fields of nutrition in order to broaden their perspectives of nutrition and unite their efforts in addressing nutrition problems in Georgia. It is composed of citizens, business leaders, and professionals concerned with nutrition.