President’s Message

MS-AND President Brady Taylor and Diversity Liaison Qula Madkin recently spoke to the campers at Hinds Community College CDA Summer Camp on the health affects of the overconsumption of sugar and ways to avoid processed foods. Over 40 participants engaged in exciting lessons on the sugar content of common snack foods where they learned ways to “snack healthy” and how to avoid hidden sugars in common foods marketed to teenagers.

Registered Dietitian – Paid Job Posting

Registered Dietitian- Dialysis

Position Summary: The Registered Dietitian provides dietary services to ESRD patients dialyzing at the  Dialysis Unit.

Minimum Requirement: Formal training which will probably be indicated by certification as a Registered Dietitian or eligible for registration achieved through the American Dietetic Program or Traditional Dietetic Internship Program; training and experience in renal nutrition preferred with emphasis being placed on nutritional assessment techniques.

Excellent benefits including 401k plan and competitive salary.  May apply in person, Monday – Friday, Cloverleaf Medical Plaza Building, 5909 HWY 49 S., Suite 10, Hattiesburg, MS. For more information about positions or for an appointment please call 601-296-2917/601-296-2900. (A service of Hattiesburg Clinic

There are no special physical requirements for this position.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Academy Updates

2019 Academy National Honors and Awards Recipients
All Academy’s 2019 National Honors and Awards Recipients have now been contacted, so please feel free to offer your congratulations. The list of recipients below:

Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award:
Stella Hall Cash, MEd, MS, FAND

Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture (please note will be presented at FNCE 2020):
Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN

Honorary Membership:
Mark R. Corkins, MD
Victor V. Van Beuren, MS

 Medallion Awards:
Karen M. Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LDN
Carol H. Elliott, RDN, LDN, FAND
Gail Carter Frank, DrPH, MPH, RD, CHES
Sharon L. Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD
Nahla Hwalla, PhD, RD, FAND
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FADA, FAND
Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND
Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, CDE, CLS, FAND, FNLA

Trailblazer Award:
Guy H. Johnson, PhD

Media Excellence Award:
Jim White, RDN, ACSM-HFS

Outstanding Social Media Award:
Teaspoon Communications – Serena Ball, MS, RDN and Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN

Excellence in Practice Awards:
Clinical Practice: Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND
Community Dietetics: Kay Craven, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE
Dietetic Research: Susan E. Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
Dietetic Technician, Registered: Drisana Clifton, NDTR
Dietetics Education: Jayanthi Kandiah, PhD, RD, CD
Diversity Promotion: Tamara S. Melton, MS, RDN, LD, CPHIMS
Management Practice: Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND

Academy Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2019-2022
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has appointed four registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople and reappointed six spokespeople to another term. Please see the full release here.

Terri Raymond Becomes 2019-2020 Academy President
Registered dietitian nutritionist, Terri Raymond began her one-year term on June 1 as the 2019-2020 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Learn more here.

Academy Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors
Nineteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2019-2020 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Informatics Initiatives at the Academy: Electronic Nutrition Care Process Record System (ENCPRS) Functional Profile
The Electronic Nutrition Care Process Record System Functional Profile, or ENCPRS for short, is a Health Level 7 (HL7) standard that describes what functionality should exist in an Electronic Health Record (EHR) related to nutrition. The ENCPRS provides a road map toward a process for nutrition professionals to integrate data collection for patient care and for the purpose of practice-based research. The Academy began work on this functional profile in 2009 with the first release being completed and published in 2013. After updating the first release with feedback from the user community and subject matter experts, the second version of the functional profile was published in December 2018. In order to mature this health IT standard, the functional profile is currently being validated against two EHR implementations to ensure it has the correct functionality to support the nutrition care process in EHRs for dietitians. All dietitians are encouraged to utilize the ENCPRS to incorporate the nutrition care process and ease the collection of data in their EHR, as well as provide feedback on the functionality contained within the ENCPRS. The ENCPRS is free to use and available with a free membership on the HL7 website. For more information on the ENCPRS or other informatics initiatives at the Academy, contact Becky Gradl, Informatics Manager, at

Latest ANDHII Release is Now Live
If you haven’t used Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHIIâ) lately, check out all the new features added in the latest release.  Access the redesigned Help & Training Center at for more information on the Dietetics Outcomes Registry, Smart Visit tutorials and recorded webinars.  The improved search capabilities will make it easier to find the NCP term you need. Now, you can even search using common abbreviations like A1c, GFR, or BMI, or find matching terms using words entered in any order, e.g., “serum phos” or “phos serum” for “serum inorganic phosphate measurement.” ANDHII is available free to all Academy members and CDR-credentialed practitioners. Use ANDHII to track your clients’ outcomes while contributing to research on nutrition outcomes and effectiveness for the profession. Learn more

International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Global Webinars
The International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) is pleased to offer a subscription to our globally focused webinars. Get access to our recorded IAAND webinar series with our non-member subscription.  Learn on demand with distinguished global speakers on varied topics like:

  • Implementing International Nutrition Policies
  • Teaching Critical Thinking & Nutrition Care Process
  • Cultural Food Practices (Latin America, Asia, Middle East)
  • Functional Medicine
  • Introduction to Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
  • Behavior change

Continuing Professional Education credits provided for viewing recorded webinars. IAAND is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Reminder to Renew Your 2019-2020 Academy Membership Now and Stay Connected
Still time to renew your Academy membership (as well as any DPGs, MIGs or other Academy groups) by signing in to your account on the Academy’s website, calling our Member Service Center at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time) or mailing your printed invoice. International callers can call +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. Learn More

Your Academy Membership Includes Discounts on Resources from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Now, through our exclusive partnership with the diabetes education leaders at AADE, you can access the following publications:   

  • Diabetes Education Curriculum: A Guide to Successful Self-Management, 2nd
  • The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference, 4th
  • Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator Exam, 4th
  • Quick Guide to Medications, 8th

All available with your member discount!