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Idaho Conference on Health Care

10th Thomas Geriatric Symposium

Healthy Aging and Nutrition:  What's on Your Plate?

Friday, October 6, 2017


8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pocatello:  ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom

Meridian:  Meridian Health Science Center

Admission:  Free

Pre-registration required: 



Keynote Speaker: 

SeAnne Safaii-Waite 

SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN., LD
Associate Professor
University of Idaho

SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho. She is a nutrition communications professional, a registered dietitian researcher and educator.

SeAnne is currently conducting research on aging and diet, specifically as it related to centenarians from around the world. Her work has been featured in the Food & Nutrition Magazine, Today’s Dietitian and She loves sharing nutrition information in the media, writes for three newspapers, makes appearances on local television networks, tweets, blogs, has a series on the eHow Network and has a great informational website called The author of many journal articles, book chapters and a co-author of the newly released book “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide”. She is a recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Young Dietitian of the Year Award, the Outstanding Dietitian Award, and most recently the University of Idaho Community Outreach and Engagement Award.

An important aspect of SeAnne’s life is family -- her husband, daughters and sons. Together they lead a very active lifestyle cycling, running, skiing, and just about anything that gets them outdoors. One of her favorite foods is pizza and she hopes to see her 100th birthday!




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