The 2017 D.C. Department of Health is scheduled to host a Food, Safety, and Defense Conference on Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The conference is free and will feature numerous presentations and workshops geared towards bringing awareness towards food safety and defense.  Nutritional experts will also explain the importance of food regulations as well as discuss D.C.’s  food regulations. For more information, email