Speaker and Session Details for Fall Meeting 2022:

5 CEUs pending approval.

Clancy Harrison:


Bio: As a food equity advocate, international speaker, and author, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. Her mission to demolish the stigma around nutrient rich food access places her on the cutting edge of advocacy and food justice. Clancy is the founder of the Food Dignity® Movement, a strategic program for leaders who want to shift how they approach nutrition outreach by making access to nutrient rich food a priority with dignity.


Currently, Clancy is an advisory board member for the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics Food Insecurity EPIC program, Ambassador of the National Dairy Council, and the Past- President of the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry where she has served over 3 million meals during COVID-19. You can tune in weekly with Clancy at The Food Dignity® Podcast.


TItle: Food Dignity®: A Paradigm Shift to Create Nutrition Security



  • Attendees will identify the resources to demystify the hidden epidemic of food insecurity

in the United States.

  • Attendees will learn strategies to break down resistance and build connection through

effective collaboration.

  • Attendees will identify assumptions and misconceptions associated with food access

that unintentionally hurt their participants



Emma Sharp:


Bio: Emma Sharp is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for geriatric nutrition, plant-based foods and food security. Born and raised in central PA, Emma stayed within state lines to obtain her bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University and completed her dietetic internship through Messiah University. Emma currently works for Capital Blue Cross Connect Retail Stores in York and Chambersburg, PA where she is in charge of wellness services including: nutritional counseling for a predominantly older population, presenting nutrition and wellness informational sessions at local community events and conducting biometric screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol testing and body composition analysis.


Title: Body Fat Percentage vs BMI: Which is Best for the Elderly Population?



  • Explain the limitations to the BMI as a measurement of body weight status and overall health.
  • Apply updated BMI standards for the elderly population to nutrition care practice.
  • Identify alternative measurements of body weight status and the populations these may assist.


Stephanie Van’t Zelfden


Bio: Stephanie Van’t Zelfden (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and founder of private practice and website Nutrition Hungry. In her practice, Stephanie provides nutrition counseling and medical nutritio

n therapy for kids, adults, and families using a weight-inclusive and non-diet approach.


Title: Incorporating Weight-Inclusive and Non-Diet Approaches Into Your Practice



After completion of this presentation, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  • Compare and contrast a weight-centric approach with a weight-inclusive approach in dietetics practice
  • Explain the evidence and benefits of a weight-inclusive approach in dietetics practice
  • Identify the key principles of Intuitive Eating

MIchele Wroblewski


Bio: Michele’s passion in life is to help people help themselves. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist granted by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, and is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michele provides medical nutrition therapy for chronic and acute disease states, weight loss counseling, and sports nutrition for all ages at Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition in Allentown, NJ. She is also a fitness professional of over 9+ years. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University in 2014, where she received the Norman T. Shaffer Medal for Nutrition upon graduation. Michele graduated from the Coordinated Program at Marywood University, where she completed her Dietetic Internship at various locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania. She believes in an individualized approach to achieving wellness goals and feels it is a combination of body, mind, and spirit that creates overall health.


Michele has worked as a public health nutritionist, with concentrations in maternal, child, and infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, as well as general wellness, fitness, and sports nutrition. Michele’s knowledge expertise lies within autoimmune conditions, as well as gastrointestinal conditions, and she has done several presentations for universities and conferences regarding the “Low FODMAP” diet. She also has experience with eating disorders and developing a diabetes curriculum.

Michele is a power athlete, concentrating on interval and strength training. However, Michele has placed in several 5ks in addition to running her first Marathon in October 2019 (Marine Corps Marathon) for the Semper K9 Foundation.

In addition, Michele Wroblewski is a Tabata Bootcamp, Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning, and Zumbatomic Instructor, and a ZIN Network Member since 2011, and was an OTF Coach for two years in Robbinsville, NJ. Michele has been a fitness trainer for over 9 years and has been associated with AFAA Group Exercise since 2016, a Youth Fitness Specialist through ACE, with experience in Tabata Bootcamp, HIIT, group fitness, & more. Michele has taught on all platforms: virtual, stages, charity events, colleges, birthday parties, corporate classes, girl scout troops, outdoor events, and small group training. Her specialty involves bringing personality to the party.

Michele feels it is with hard work, dedication, and passion that one can overcome any obstacle in life. She aims to show people that although painstaking to endure, challenges faced in life should be received in gratitude, for they produce the powerful product of a strong, independent, and self confident individual that is prepared to face the world.

Michele currently resides with her husband Steve & her furchild Phantom in Hamilton, NJ. In her spare time, she loves performing her music for local wineries and town events.

Title: The FODMAP Elimination Diet: How to Manage Your GI Symptoms

  • What is the FODMAP Elimination Diet
  • How the FODMAP can be applied in practice
  • What patients are eligible to follow this regime
  • How to properly support a patient with GI distress following the diagnostic process of the FODMAP
  • Long term and life long FODMAP use once symptoms are under control
  • Our role as RDNs applying the FODMAP in cases outside of just IBS

Julie Charnosky:


Title: Preparing Successful Preceptors in the Future Education Model


  • Identify characteristics of successful preceptors
  • Explain competency-based education under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards
  • Practice effective communication and coaching skills
  • Recognize biases in self and others and reduce instances of microaggression and discrimination