Next Normal: Optimal Nutrition for a Pandemic Reality
Live Event – 29 October  – 16:00 CET / 11:00 ET / 8:00 PT

Listen to the recording from the workshop here! 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on us all, and the food, nutrition and healthcare industries are no exception. While nutrition professionals adapt to the demands of an ever-changing work environment, there is a clear and renewed urgency around the critical need for good nutrition and chronic disease prevention, particularly for those disproportionately affected.

This workshop covers what we’ve learned in the midst of the pandemic related to nutrition and chronic disease prevention, including intra-pandemic consumer behavior changes, the realities of food and health equity, and how to compellingly communicate evidence-based guidance during these evolving times.

This workshop was sponsored by Atkins Nutritionals. Listen to a recording from the workshop here!



Director, Research and Nutrition Communications,
International Food Information Council (IFIC)

In her role as Director of Research and Nutrition Communications, Ali is responsible for developing and coordinating IFIC’s consumer research efforts as well as nutrition science-focused communication programs. In 2017, Ali joined IFIC from the University of Minnesota, where she conducted research on the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and worked as a Registered Dietitian counseling patients with gastrointestinal conditions. She holds a PhD in Nutrition and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition Science, both from the University of Minnesota, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.


Physician Assistant,
Diabetes and Thyroid Associates

Scott is a graduate of The George Washington University PA program. He received his master’s degree, with a specialization in endocrinology, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Mr. Urquhart practices endocrinology at Diabetes and Thyroid Associates, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is a clinical instructor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, DC, and an adjunct clinical professor at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mr. Urquhart is also a  founding member and past president of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants.


Account Coordinator,
Eat Well Global

Luis is an Account Coordinator at Eat Well Global, a highly specialized global nutrition communications and consulting firm. In this role he uses evidence-based information to empower global change agents in food and nutrition. He is also the creator behind @nutritionbyphoto and enjoys creating delicious food photography for social media. He has worked in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities and food service management. Luis received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida International University.


Vice President,
Eat Well Global

Sue is a Nutrition Marketing and Communications expert currently working as European Vice President for Eat Well Global. Sue is a well-known nutrition leader within industry, having spent time in multiple regions, working in the disciplines of Nutrition Marketing, Nutrition Science, Renovation, Innovation, Consumer Affairs, Legal Affairs and Regulatory. Her passion lies in being able to translate up-to-date Nutrition Science to marketeers, consumers, health care professionals and policy makers, but doing so within regulatory frameworks. She also enjoys learning about new processing technologies and is naturally business minded; helping food companies create value from nutrition is what makes her tick!