Saturday, October 17, 2009

Greetings from ADA in Denver!

For the next few days, I'll be blogging from the ADA (American Dietetic Association) conference in Denver. I arrived today after what turned out to be a great three-and-a-half-hour plane ride. I was dreading my middle seat, but it turned out that I was sitting between a Registered Dietitian who works for the National Dairy Council and another woman who is an author of children's books, including some of the American Girl Doll books. Not only were both my seatmates incredibly courteous (thank goodness considering the duration of the flight and my bad seat), but it was so interesting to speak with both of them. We covered all my passions: parenting, books, the Boston Globe, children's literature, Julie and Julia, cooking, nutrition, work. It was a great ride.

The Colorado convention center is huge.

And outside of it is a ginormous bear.

Luckily for me, two of my colleagues had already arrived and had done most of the legwork for our NuVal booth.

It looks great.

And we are showcasing some NuVal scores with our supermarket shelves.

Back at home, I missed a milestone. My son lost his top front tooth!

I've given explicit instructions to the tooth fairy!

It's going to be a busy but fun 3 days meeting lots of dietitians and teaching them all about NuVal. I am really looking forward to meeting many RD's whom I've met via my blog and Twitter. Stay tuned!


  1. I hope your conference is a huge success, Melissa! Say hello to CandidRd for me ;-).

  2. Congrats to your sun! That's always a fun(but slightly painful) time of life

  3. Have a wonderful time....Indeed , convention centers are terrible for the feet.
    The tooth was a huge saga throughout dinner time.
    And it was questionable if it would hang on through dinner or make its way through the GI system. Fortunately, it held on and was safely delivered after dinner to Daddy's safekeeping for the Tooth Fairy. Whew ,it was close.
    I am always interested in calcium and Vit D so keep an eye open for me. BS

  4. I love the use of real products in the booth - easy for people to identify with...

  5. Hope things go great in Denver. Way to go James on the tooth! Hope the tooth fairy is very generous :)