Live In Person Seminars

Dining & Nutritional Services Conference

8/9/2023 - 8/10/2023

, Columbus/Westerville , Ohio

Dining & Nutritional Services Conference
August 9 - 10, 2023

In Person Location:
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 882-6800

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate ($174). The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cut off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of July 19 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 833-427-0292 and ask for Reservations. Mention you are attending the OHCA Dining Conference Aug2023. The group rate is $174

Click here to reserve a room now
August 9th

12:30 - Conference Check In & Beverages

1:00 - 2:30 - Top 10 Dining and Nutritional Services Citations/Survey Updates - Heidi McCoy, RDN, LD, CEHCH, OHCA Clinical Director

2:30-2:45 - Break

2:45 - 3:45 - Enhancing Wellness: Scrumptious Strategies to Improve Quality Outcomes - Alison Dankovich, MS, RDN, LD, Non Commercial Business Solutions Specialist, Gordon Food Service

3:45 - 4:00 - Break

4:00-5:30 - Cocktails and Conversation - Passport Program Ideas - Amy Kotterman, RD, LD, Director of Customer Experience, United Church Homes

August 10th

8:00 - Conference Check In & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 - Concurrent Sessions
Clinical - Documentation Tips - Avoiding Legal Issues - Dawn Howard, RDN, LD, Regional Director of Operations, Dietary Solutions
Food Service - The Kitchen of Tomorrow - Incite/GFS experts

9:30-9:45 - Break

9:45-10:45 - Concurrent Sessions
Clinical - Weight Loss and Dehydration in our Hospice Residents - Deanna Kunkel, Nurse Practitioner, VITAS Healthcare
Food Service - Leveraging your Dining Program to Build Census - Jen Bruning, MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition & Brand Innovation, Incite

10:45-11:00 - Break

11:00-12:00 - Concurrent Sessions
Clinical - Abbott Nutrition - enal Disease
Food Service - Food Waste Reduction Tips and Tricks - Incite experts

12:00 - 1:45 Lunch and Mini Food Show

1:45 - 3:15 pm - Be You! - Peg Tobin, RN, President, Tobin & Associates

3:15 pm - Adjourn
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:

Day 1 - 4 CEs
Day 2 -4.5 CEs

8.5 CE credits from:

Certifying Board for Dietary Managers
Commission on Dietetic Registration
Ohio BELTSS for Ohio NHA
Ohio Nurses
Certified Executives for Assisted Living
Certified Executives for Home Care & Hospice

OHCA Members:
Before July 27 $215
July 27 and after, $255

Non Members:
Before July 27 $329
July 27 and after, $379

Discounts available for Gordon Food Service & Incite customers. Contact Heidi McCoy ( for the discount code.

Sign Up Now.pdf
Need CEs document.pdf
Top 10 DNS Citations Survey Trends and Updated Regulation-McCoy.pdf
Passport Program Ideas-Kotterman.pdf
Documentation Tips-Avoiding Legal Issues-Howard.pdf
Weight Loss and Dehydration in Hospice Residents-Kunkel.pdf
Leveraging Your Dining Program to Build Back Census.pdf
Wound Care-Rusch.pdf
Food Waste Reduction Tips and Tricks-Luhn.pdf
Be You! Tobin.pdf

With Support from OHCA Champion Partners