January 2018 Newsletter

Come to the MS-AND 2018 Conference and leave Informed – Involved – Inspired

The 2018 MS-AND annual conference will be March 23-24 at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi. The schedule is packed with education sessions and other activities for registered dietitians, dietetic interns, and students with interests in all the fields in which we work, including clinical settings, preventive health and wellness, food service, community nutrition and public health. We will start Friday with an opening session and a business meeting so you can learn more about our organization, who we are and where we plan to go. The rest of the day will consist of breakout education sessions, poster sessions, and exhibitors. We are excited to announce that Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD will be our Friday lunch speaker. Ms. Zelman is an award-winning journalist and nutrition communications consultant. Friday night will culminate with an awards ceremony to celebrate many nutrition successes in our state. Saturday will offer a group physical activity opportunity, a member idea exchange as well as more education sessions. Please visit https://eatrightmississippi.org/mississippi-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-annual-conference for more information and registration information will be available later this week.


Where will you go? Wherever it is – go Further with Food!

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and this year’s theme is Go Further with Food. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the theme “encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you ‘Go Further with Food’, while saving both nutrients and money.”
The Key Messages this year are:

  1. Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis.
  2. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  3. Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
  4. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  5. Continue to use good food safety practices.
  6. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  7. Realize the benefits of healthy eating by consulting with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

Visit http://www.eatright.org/nnm for ideas on how to get involved with NNM, handouts and tipsheets, as well as how to connect on social media. Use the official hashtag #NationalNutritionMonth on your own social media post.

RDN Day – March 14th

Mark your Calendars – Wednesday, March 14th is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
What will you do to celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day this year? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring a contest to feature a member on a digital billboard in Times Square, New York City. Click here to learn more: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/rdn-day-contest
The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is hosting a Day at the Mississippi State Capitol where we will have a booth with nutrition and dietetics related information for our state legislators and Capitol staff. We also hope to meet with individual Mississippi senators and representatives to let them know we are the food and nutrition experts in Mississippi. Please contact MS-AND Public Policy Coordinator, Connie Black (cblack@dtcweb.net) for more information.

Outstanding Dietetic Educator – Nominations Due January 22!

Applications have been released to affiliates of Delta State, MS State, Ole Miss, and USM for MS-AND’s Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year award nominations. Submissions due Jan. 22, 2018. Download the packet here to nominate someone!

The MS-AND Outstanding Student of the Year award applications for nominations will be sent in the next few weeks. Awardees will be announced at the MS-AND annual meeting on 3/23-3/24 in Meridian.

Diet Manual Reviewers Needed

The 2018 Diet Manual is ready for review. If you have any interest in reviewing the sections below, please contact our Diet Manual Editor Jenna Moore at rdinfo@jennamoorerd.com for details and questions.

Section 4: Diets with Gastrointestinal Modifications
Nutritional Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Dumping Syndrome Diet (Post-Gastrectomy),
Fat Restricted Diet, Gluten Free Diet, High Fiber Diet, Lactose Restricted Diet, Minimal Residue Diet, Nutritional Management of Patients with an Ostomy, Bariatric Diet

Section 8: Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Care Process, Nutrition Screening and Nutrition Risk Factors, Anthropometric Measurements,
Biochemical Data, Clinical Data, Diet History, Medical History, Medication History, Ecosocial Data, Assessment of Energy and Protein Needs, Estimating Needs of Children, Refeeding Syndrome, Protein Energy Malnutrition

Section 9: Nutrition Support
Enteral Nutrition, Indications and Contraindications, Types of Enteral Formulas, Osmolality, Fluid Requirements, Vitamin and Mineral Content, Use of Medications, Preventing Contamination, Gastric Residuals, Blue Food Dye No.1, Transition to Home Care, Initiation of Enteral Feedings, Routes of Feeding Administration, Methods of Administration, Complications of Enteral Nutrition Therapy, Monitoring of Enteral Nutrition Therapy, Commercially Available Formulas, Parenteral Nutrition Indications and Contraindications, Types of Parenteral Nutrition Support, Components of Parenteral Nutrition, Preparation of Parenteral Solutions, Parenteral Access, Guidelines for Parenteral Nutrition Initiation, Monitoring Parenteral Nutrition, Metabolic Complications of Parenteral Nutrition, Transitional Feedings, Home Parenteral Nutrition Support, Refeeding Syndrome, Ethics

HOD Motion – Input Requested

The House of Delegates (HOD) will be voting on a motion “Championing Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners in Roles of Leadership in Public Health” Please review the motion here and send any comments to Karen Lewis by Thursday, January 18th.

2018 Oncology and Palliative Care Conference

Taking place January 19 – please see details on how to register at https://www.msoncologysociety.org/2018-oncology-palliative-care-conference/.

2017 MS-AND Diet Manual Available

I am Jenna Moore, the MS-AND Diet Manual Manager for 2017-18.  The revised manual for 2017 is currently available for sale.  You can download the order form from the MS-AND website, fill it out, and either mail it in with your check or money order, or e-mail it to receive a link for credit card payment. 

The 2018 MS-AND Diet Manual will be available for sale in Spring 2018.  If you have further questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the current and/or upcoming Diet Manual revisions, please refer to the MS-AND website at eatrightmississippi.org or e-mail me at rdinfo@jennamoorerd.com.  

Academy Updates

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 webinarLearn 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.

ACEND Update
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 dcarroll@eatright.org. Publication of an educational event is not an endorsement by the Academy of the event or sponsor.

CDR Updates
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 cgriffin@eatright.org

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.

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don’t be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

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