Join us virtually for our 39th Lillian Fountain-Smith Nutrition Conference

The Lillian Fountain Smith Conference is designed to provide nutrition professionals with the most current, objective, and authoritative information available in selected areas of human nutrition. This year’s conference workshops will begin on Tuesday, May 18.

The conference presentations by experts conducting cutting-edge research in their fields include “Health benefits of intermittent fasting” and “Personalized nutrition – Understanding fact vs. fiction,” among many more. See the full conference lineup for more on the informative presentations.

Krista Varady
Krista Varady, Ph.D., University of Chicago, will present “Health benefits of intermittent fasting”

The conference will be held virtually this year using the Zoom platform with six workshops available to choose from. Each workshop will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. MT on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 18 – Food allergens
  • Thursday, May 20 – Eating disorders
  • Tuesday, May 25 – Health benefits of intermittent fasting
  • Thursday, May 27 – Personalized Nutrition: Understanding fact vs. fiction
  • Tuesday, June 1 – Exploring the benefits of beans and other pulses from field to table
  • Thursday, June 3 – All about chocolate

Registration is open and the workshops are free. Once registration is complete, a Zoom link will be sent to your email in order to join the workshops. Registration Options

We will be offering CEUs for the conference workshops, 1.5 per workshop with a total of 9 CEUs available. For more information please contact:

About Lillian Fountain Smith

Lillian Fountain Smith portrait
Lillian Fountain Smith

The conference honors Lillian Fountain Smith, a 1918 graduate in home economics at Colorado State University. Recognizing the importance of nutrition in her own life and the lives of her family members, Smith chose to support nutrition outreach activities in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The conference – including the affordable registration costs – is sustained by the Lillian Fountain Smith Conference Endowment, established with a bequest from Smith’s estate.


The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.