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The Lillian Fountain Smith Conference honors Mrs. Smith, a 1918 graduate in home economics at Colorado State University (then Colorado A&M). Recognizing the importance of nutrition in her own life and the lives of her family members, Mrs. Smith chose to assist the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University in improving and extending its nutrition outreach activities. The Lillian Fountain Smith Conference was first made possible with charitable gifts from the Lillian Fountain Smith Trust, established by Mr. and Mrs. J. Fish Smith. The conference – including the affordable registration costs – is now sustained by the Lillian Fountain Smith Conference Endowment, established with a bequest from Mrs. Smith’s estate. In 2018 we celebrate the 38th year of the conference. People have attended this conference from across the United States during the past three decades. It is an honor to continue this legacy.

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Conference Registration Options and Fees

Follow the link to learn more about conference options that work with your schedule.

Cancellation requests must be received by CSU Conference & Event Services no later than May 1, 2018 at noon. A $50 processing fee will be charged for each cancellation. No cancellation requests will be honored after this time, though substitutions will be allowed.

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2018 Conference Program

Colorado State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

38th Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference

“The Food System: Novel approaches to its application for public health”

2018 Conference Speakers

Lillian Fountain Smith Nutrition Conference

2018 Planning Committee

Conference Coordinators

  • Grace Minchin
  • Katherine Hempel
  • Elisa Shackelton
  • Eric Milholland

Committee Members

  • Mike Pagliassotti, Department Head, Professor
  • Mary Harris, Professor
  • Marisa Bunning, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist
  • Laura Bellows, Associate Professor
  • Tiffany Weir, Assistant Professor
  • Zara Hopkins, Admin Support
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Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

We are grateful for your contribution and your commitment to furthering knowledge in food and nutrition.