Angie Caldwell, VP for Technical Education at BRTC, gave a presentation on nutrition at the 2nd Annual Youth MOVE Arkansas Youth Empowerment Conference, held recently at Arkansas State University.
Youth MOVE (Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience) Arkansas, or YMA, is a division of Mid-South Health Systems and targets those who are directly served and impacted by Arkansas’ child and youth serving agencies.
“See us Shine: Increasing Youth Engagement in the Systems Designed to Serve Them,” was the theme of this year’s conference and brought together participants from the fields of mental health, child welfare, foster care, housing, employment, education, research, business, youth services, and faith-based organizations.
Caldwell has been a registered dietitian for 23 years and has worked as a clinical dietitian, consulting dietitian, and a dietetics educator. Her presentation included practical tips for improving nutrition and health, and information on how to utilize food labels for making healthier choices. She also shared recommendations from the MY Plate program.
“I was blessed to have the opportunity to speak to about 45 young people from all across Arkansas,” Caldwell said. “The students were polite, attentive, and asked very good questions! It was a pleasure to spend time with them and share information that can improve their health as they mature.”