March 21-23, 2018
Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615

The Health and Nutrition Institute's Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference is designed for NPA team members to gather.

Wednesday, March 21st - Noon - 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22nd - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. followed by a movie from 6-8 p.m.
Friday, March 23rd - 8 a.m. - Noon

 The registration deadline for the NPA Conference is February 26th 2018.

To book accomodations:
Provide a credit card to hold the room. Charges will not be inccured on the card unless you should fail to cancel the reservation before the cancellation deadline or no show.

*Cancellation Policy- Reservation cancellation must be made 5 days before the arrival date. Should you cancel a reservation within 5 days of arrival or no show, the amount of one nights lodging will be forfieted to the credit card used to hold the reservation.

  Lodging Guidlines
1. Sharing rooms is encouraged but not required.
2. For attendees to qualify for overnight lodging one or more of the below criteria's must be met:
a. Travel must include a minmimum of 75 miles in one direction
b. Travel is less than 75 miles but attendees will be sharing rooms
c. Travel is less than 75 miles but attendee provides proof that mileage reimbursment is greater than the cost of lodging.

Carpooling to and from the NPA conference is expected. Staff members who are taveling from the same vicinity ie campus, Detroit area or U.P. should make carpool arrangements. Any staff member who will not be carpooling must get co-chair approval before the conference. Staff members who do not carpool and do not receive co-chair approval will not be reimbursed mileage for this conference. Should you have special circumstances please reach out to either Zelda Felix-Mottley or Erin Powell and they will work with you to make accomodations on an individual basis.

Travel Reimbursment instructions for this conference can be found in the registration confirmation message.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For event information contact Zelda Felix-Mottley at at or at 269-927-5674 or Erin Powell at or by phone at 810-244-8536. For lodging questions or technical assistance contact Ashley Schwieterman at ANR Event Services at schwiet6@anr.msu or by calling 517-884-8810.