Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

No Kitchen? No Problem! Planning and Preparing Foods for Outdoor Adventures

Friday, May 4th
11:55 AM - 3:30 PM

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Workshop Abstract: 

Practicing good nutrition habits while undertaking extended outdoor adventures is a challenging task. Foods need to be portable, lightweight, require minimal work for preparation, and maintain safety at the temperatures to be encountered. Unfortunately, these criteria exclude many of the foods commonly recommended for health, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with the tools needed to support positive food choices during extended outdoor adventures. We will discuss appropriate techniques and equipment for safe meal preparation. Participants will get the opportunity to prepare their own lunch using lightweight and portable foods and cooking stoves. In addition, participants will learn safe and effective practices for home food dehydration - a valuable method for creating healthy and lightweight foods. We will discuss strategies for ensuring food and nutrient variety, avoiding unwanted weight loss, and organizing foods for extended adventures. Participants will take home recipes and resources and a new set of skills that will extend the capacity of their dietetics practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies for maintaining a healthful diet during extended outdoor adventures.
  2. Describe different techniques for meal preparation outdoors.
  3. Demonstrate safe methods for home food dehydration.



Aaron Ownes Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD

Aaron has practiced as a clinical dietitian nutritionist since 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and Master's Degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She has written anumber of chapters for textbooks and presented locally and internationally on various topics. Aaron is well versed in fueling for sports as she has been a competitive athlete since six years of age. As an adult she has completed half Ironman triathlon, open water swimming and long-distance trail running races. More recently, she has transitioned into long-distance hiking. Aaron's passion for the outdoors is contagious as she encourages others to explore just as she does. She even backpacked to the site where she eloped while wearing a wedding dress.

Ketnz Willis, MS

Kentz is the Northeast Area Nutrition & Food Safety Educator for the University of Wyoming Extension based in Sheridan, WY. He completed his M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food at the University of Wyoming where his research
focused on the effects of exercise and nutrition on appetite, metabolism, and immune system function. His work as an Extension Educator is focused on promoting healthy lifestyles through sustainable activity and eating habits.

Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD

Ingrid Skoog MS, L-RDN, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Board Certified as a specialist in Sports Dietetics. Ingrid is the Development Director for SCAN DPG, and the Ecampus Online Learning Coordinator
and Instructor for Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University. Ingrid is also the owner of the Eugene based Momentum Nutrition Coaching, LLC and has a free Mobile App: Your SportNutrition Coach (YSNC). YSNC is the first iPhone based app that provides individualized sport nutrition and hydration strategies. She lives in
Eugene Oregon.