Now Accepting Applications for Academy’s Spokesperson Program
The Academy is seeking outgoing, knowledgeable registered dietitian nutritionists with experience working with the news media to apply to join the Academy’s Spokesperson Program. Members who have been RDNs for more than five years and have at least two years of media experience are encouraged to apply. Numerous topic areas and geographical markets are available. The application deadline is February 2, 2018.
Membership Outreach Grants Available
Affiliates, DPGs and MIGs are encouraged to create events that focus on reaching one of three potential member groups: DPD graduates not pursuing an internship, those in allied health professions or practicing dietetics internationally, and those with advanced degrees in food, nutrition and/or dietetics. The top six applications will receive $500 to support their programs. Click (insert PDF link) for more information. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Apply now!
Submit National Honors and Awards Nominations
Do you know an outstanding role model who has advanced the nutrition and dietetics profession, exhibited leadership and shown devotion to serving others in both dietetics and allied fields? If so, recognize their contributions by nominating them for an Academy National Award. Submit an intent to nominate and then complete the full online nomination by March 1, 2018. Award recipients will be announced in May 2018 and recognized at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.
Become a Diversity Liaison and Support the Growth of Your Profession
Interested in promoting the nutrition and dietetics profession, as well as the Academy, to underrepresented groups in your area? Contact your affiliate about serving as their Diversity Liaison and become eligible to apply for a mini-grant of up to $1,000 to support your affiliate’s outreach efforts. Connect with your affiliate to learn more.
Latest MNT Provider
Learn about the changes in store for RDN Medicare Part B providers in 2018, including changes to Medicare telehealth billing, how National Diabetes Prevention Programs can become eligible for Medicare payments, new care coordination services and payment for rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers, and the impact of the Quality Payment Program year two. Read the December issue of the MNT Provider
EAL on the Go with NutriGuides
NutriGuides is a mobile application designed for the busy healthcare professional by providing easy access to the EAL (Evidence Analysis Library©). Access 450 evidence-based nutrition practice recommendations right at your fingertips! NutriGuides has been updated to meet Apple and Google requirements and includes newly released PWM, GDM, and HF recommendations. Available from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Learn more (insert this link: https://www.andeal.org/nutriguides
Free Webinar: Engage Students by Adding ANDHII® to the Classroom
Looking for innovative teaching approaches to engage your dietetic students? Join this free webinar to learn how educators can leverage ANDHII® as a teaching tool for students in clinical classroom and supervised practice settings. Event date:January 30, 2018 at 3 PM CT. Register for the webinar. Learn More
New Position Paper
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that systematic and sustained action is needed to achieve food and nutrition security in the United States. View the “Food Insecurity in the United States” position paper.
The January Standards Update is posted on the ACEND webpage. In this issue there is an explanation of the Future Education Model Demonstration Program Research Logic Model and its purpose.
Beginning on January 17, 2018, the monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 PM Central Time. The town hall provides a time for ACEND to share updates on its standards work and for stakeholders to ask questions. Information on joining the town hall can be found at www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel.
Journal’s People & Events
The deadline to submit material for the April issue of the Journal’s People & Events sections is February 1.The People & Events section is a venue for announcements, obituaries, and educational opportunities that will be of interest to Academy members and Journal subscribers. A People & Events item should not exceed 150 words. If you or a member of your group are interested in submitting to the People & Events section, please send your submission as a Microsoft Word file to Dan Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publication of an educational event is not an endorsement by the Academy of the event or sponsor.
CDR Accredited Provider Program
CDR is in the process of revising the Accredited Provider Program Standards. Beginning June 1, 2018, State Affiliates who are currently Accredited Providers of CDR will be required to pay the annual Maintenance Fee of $300. Any State Affiliate who wishes to apply to become an Accredited Provider will be required to pay the $500 Application fee as well as the annual maintenance fee of $300. If you have any questions regarding this update please contact Caitlin Griffin at email@example.com
Upcoming certificate of training programs:
New Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adult Pilot programs
April 26-27, 2018 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 10-11, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
May 31, 2018 – June 2, 2018 – Portland, Oregon
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition
Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do. The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived: CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians. Apply now for the April 2018 examination window.
Subject Matter Expert Recruitment
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is recruiting a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to develop content for the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adult Social Determinants of Obesity and Overweight Domain. Applications are due January 15, 2018 and selection will be announced by February 15, 2018. The completed deliverable will be due April 2, 2018. Learn more.