Sweet as a Cherry on Top: A Look at America’s Superfruit

Sunday, Oct. 17, 1:15 - 2 p.m. Central

In this event, presented by Northwest Cherry Growers, attendees will learn research on the connection between sweet cherries and the inhibition of cancer cell growth in lab studies, as well as muscle soreness and exercise recovery time. Attendees will also learn from cherry growers on what’s being done in Northwest orchards to maximize the natural, nutritional benefits of this superfruit and hear a few chef-endorsed tips and tricks for folding sweet cherries into a year-round diet.

Presented by FNCE® Signature Sponsor: Northwest Cherry Growers

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate how modern cherry farming practices contribute to growing more nutrient dense fruit
  • Explain USDA approved health research linking sweet cherry consumption to beneficial effects on chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension
  • Incorporate the latest in sweet cherry research into their practice

Speakers

Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD
Education and Training Specialist
Institute of Child Nutrition

Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, RYT
Nutrition Consultant
Delish Knowledge, Plant-Based Juniors

Darshan Kelley, PhD
Nutrition Research Chemist
USDA-ASR (retired)

Giuliana Noratto, PhD, MS
Associate Research Scientist
Texas A&M University

Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD
Associate Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Science
Central Washington University

Moderator

James Michael
Vice President of Marketing, North America
Northwest Cherry Growers & Washington State Fruit Commission

Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD
Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, RYT
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, RYT
Darshan Kelley, PhD
Darshan Kelley, PhD
Giuliana Noratto, PhD, MS
Giuliana Noratto, PhD, MS
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD
James Michael
James Michael