Healthy Aging Through the Life Cycle Featured in Annual Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference

Note to Reporters: Reporters are invited to attend the annual Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference. To arrange interviews or attendance, contact Dell Rae Moellenberg at (970) 491-6009 or e-mail

The Colorado State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is hosting the Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference June 7 and 8 at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road.

This annual conference – now in its 33rd year – will provide nutrition educators, health professionals and others interested in nutrition with information on “Healthy Aging Through the Life Cycle.” From healthy pregnancy to adulthood weight management to the impact of aging on the immune system, participants will learn the latest in nutrition across the lifespan from eight nationally recognized experts.

Thursday’s sessions will include presentations on improving the health of women, infants and children; cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents; an exercise a day keeps weight regain at bay; healthy aging and reducing chronic disease risk; and nutrition, aging and a healthy immune system.

Friday’s focus is on the impacts of foodborne illness in Colorado and the nation. Presentation topics include trends in foodborne illness across the United States, the high cost of foodborne illness and foodborne outbreaks in Colorado.

The conference is sponsored each year by the CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and is funded by the Lillian Fountain Smith Trust. Lillian Fountain Smith, a 1918 graduate in home economics at Colorado State University (then called Colorado A & M), recognized the importance of nutrition in her own life and the lives of her family members. Through her gift, she chose to assist the department in improving and extending its nutrition outreach activities through an annual conference. The Lillian Fountain Smith Conference provides participants with the most current, objective and authoritative information available in selected areas of human nutrition and food safety from nationally recognized speakers known for their contributions to nutrition research and/or practice. Attendees can obtain 10 continuing professional education units.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

To find out more and to register, visit or call (970) 491-7334.