The concept of living in a food desert has become more of a reality for many living in Hampton Roads. In an effort to further the conversation around nutrition and the aging population in our community, the Brock Institute partnered with the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology to organize the Brock Institute-Glennan Nutrition Symposium.

The symposium brings together students, practitioners, dietiticans and nutritionists to discuss the nutritional challenges in our region.  

The 2018 Brock Institute-Glennan Nutrition Symposium, our inaugural event, focused on nutrition and gerontology, nutrition care and food and nutrition security. Michael Rothkopf, MD (MD ’79), President of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and Director of Metabolic Medicine at Morristown Medical Center; and Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, a nationally known author, researcher, educator and award-winning journalist, were the event's guest speakers.

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