Popular Media Expert, Author and Registered Dietitian to Speak at The Conference―Samantha Heller to headline popular “Breakfast with…” session

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2012—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today announced that registered dietitian and health expert Samantha Heller will serve as this year’s featured speaker in the popular “Breakfast with…” session at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry. The Conference takes place October 3-6 at the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, Calif., and Ms. Heller will speak on the last day.  

Ms. Heller, in addition to her work as a practicing registered dietitian, is also an author, consultant and media expert who regularly appears on TV news shows such as the TODAY ShowGood Morning America and Doctor Oz and is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines. She currently serves as the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. and hosts a two-hour live health program on SiriusXM radio. She will discuss media trends in relation to the health industry, and share her thoughts on the role of supplements in a person’s overall health and wellness.

“Samantha Heller is a respected expert in the nutrition field which is why she is so highly sought out in the media to serve as an expert on nutrition issues,” said Judy Blatman, senior vice president, communications, CRN.   “We’re looking forward to her insights on the evolving world of journalism and how that affects industry.”

Ms. Heller, with over a decade of clinical experience as a health professional, has also written a book incorporating the many tricks for good health that she has picked up throughout her career. Get Smart: Samantha Heller’s Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health is the only medically peer-reviewed health book on the market today. 

Past “Breakfast with…” speakers at The Conference include Robert Gibbs, who served as White House Press Secretary under President Obama, Joy Bauer, R.D., who is a well-known TODAY Show nutrition & health contributor and Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends.

Montage Laguna Beach is located on 30 spectacular, beachfront acres in the heart of Laguna Beach, approximately 18 miles from Orange County's John Wayne International Airport. There are several registration options for The Conference and those interested are encouraged to visit http://www.crnusa.org/2012events/ for more information.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org.