Registered Dietitian and food entrepreneur Betsy Opyt will be presenting â€œThe Gourmet PB&J Experienceâ€ and also hosting a group of Ball State University Food Science students at Betsyâ€™s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Booth 1256 at the annual FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24, Chicago.
Naples, FL (Oct. 16, 2017) â€“ More than making innovative Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters from whole food ingredients blended to sweet and salty perfection, Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt is committed to educating people about optimal nutrition and health â€“ and making it fun.
Presenting the Gourmet PB&J Experience
As founder of Betsyâ€™s BestÂ® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters, Betsy will be sampling a variety of unique and delicious nut and seed butter and jelly recipes, dubbed “The Gourmet PB&J Experience”, at the upcoming FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Using her award-winning Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters and featuring jellies and jams from World of Chia, gluten free, natural and organic veggie and coconut wraps from Wrawp Foods, and artisan sprouted grain Bread Crisps from Angelic Bakehouse, Betsy will present a gourmet PB&J experience for everyone to enjoy.
Made with whole food ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds to create products noted for their unique taste and texture that appeal to adults and kids alike, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are
Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and palm oil free. Products include Betsyâ€™s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter and Peanut Butter.
Cultivating the Next Generation of Nutrition Leadership
Produced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, founded in 1917 and celebrating 100 years, FNCE is the worldâ€™s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts. More than 10,000 Registered Dietitians, nutritionists, researchers, policymakers, healthcare providers and other industry leaders participate in this annual event to address key issues affecting the health of all Americans.
Honoring this Centennial event by cultivating the next generation of leadership, Betsyâ€™s Best is also sponsoring a group of Food Science students from Ball State University â€“ where Betsy serves as a distinguished alumnus â€“ to participate in the 2017 FNCE conference.
Working with Deanna Pucciarelli, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Ball State, Betsyâ€™s Best will host the winning group of students in Dr. Pucciarelliâ€™s Food Science and Technology class with an all-expenses paid trip to the FNCE show in Chicago. Students in the class, divided into six groups, were assigned to use Betsyâ€™s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters in developing recipes suitable for individuals suffering from the following conditions: Hypertension, Alzheimerâ€™s Disease, Celiac Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis and Anemia. The winning group will present recipe cards at the FNCE show on behalf of all the student groups in the class.
â€œThe advantage of collaborating on this project is that the students take theory and apply it in the real world,â€ said Dr. Pucciarelli. â€œThe learning outcome, what the students are able to absorb, is that there is a live human being on the other end of the recipe. Everything ha