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The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an advocate for Nashville dietitians and the dietetic profession. We serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being!

RDs and dietetic students are welcome to join the NAND. Become a member to attend the quarterly NAND meetings for free, get information on local job postings and continuing education opportunities, and gain access to the website’s members section!

Become a Member!

You could win a $25 Target gift card!

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It’s that time of year to renew your NAND Membership for 2018-2019! Renew your membership by May 31st for the upcoming year, June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019, and enter for a chance to win one of two $25 Target gift cards.

Being a member has great benefits, including free CEU’s, sponsored events/dinners, networking opportunities, and more all for $35! Click on the link below to join today.  When you join/renew, please also take a minute to complete the “Find an RD” section. We often receive inquiries about how to locate nutrition professionals in the area so please take a minute to provide/update your information.

Friendly Reminder: Please do not forget to also renew your Academy (AND) membership.  You must be a member of the Academy (AND) before you can join NAND.

http://www.eatrightnashville.org/index.php/become-a-member/

Free Webinar – Baby Led Weaning for RDs

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Baby Led Weaning for RDs: What the Research Says (1 CEU)

Please join Jessica Coll, RD on May 1st at noon CST as she reviews the evidence behind baby led weaning (BLW).  This is a live webinar. No recording is available.

With BLW, babies feed themselves with finger foods from their first bite. Dietitians need to be ready to answer questions to make sure parents are doing it safely and babies are meeting their high nutritional needs. After this webinar based on the most recent peer-reviewed journal articles, dietitians should be able to:

– Discuss reasons parents are choosing this approach
– Identify cases where BLW isn’t appropriate
– Evaluate whether babies are more at risk of choking with BLW
– Explain whether parents can do purees and BLW
– Evaluate whether babies can meet their iron needs with BLW

*For registered dietitians only*

See link below to register.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_brFBesE-SYq_4fG0bX98Ww

Two Volunteer Speaking Opportunities – Your Expertise is Needed!

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Goodlettsville Rotary Club

The Goodlettsville Rotary Club is looking for a nutrition and fitness expert to speak at their board meeting on Tuesday April 10th at 12:30pm. The presentation would be approximately 15 minutes.

If interested, please contact:

Ralph Ruby
Financial Advisor – Edward Jones
102 A Glen Oak Blvd, Suite 40
Hendersonville, TN 37075
615-826-9655

Note: if unable to participate on this date, other speaking opportunities are available. 

 

Hendersonville High School

Julia McFarlin, Health Science teacher at Hendersonville High School, is in need of a RD to speak to her students about eating disorders on one of the following dates:

Wednesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 18
Thursday, May 17
Friday, May 18

Her three classes run 8:00-9:20 (10 students), 9:27-10:47 (20 students) and 10:54-11:37 (22 students). Any technology needed for presentations can be provided.

If interested, please contact:

Susan McDaniel
Prevention Coordinator
615-854-0732
susan.mcdaniel@sumnerschools.org

Wellness Fair Volunteers Needed

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The American Cancer Society and St. Thomas Hospital are partnering together for a wellness fair and they need your help!

Who – registered dietitians, dietetic interns, or undergraduate students of DPD programs

When – Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9am to 1pm

Where -Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church – 5891 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

More information – Situated beside a mobile mammography coach, volunteers will provide nutrition education materials and basic nutrition recommendations to those attending the event. The goal is to educate the community on how obesity is a risk factor for certain types of cancer like breast and endometrial cancer. Volunteers will promote healthy eating by educating the community on recommended food portion sizes, healthy food options etc.  All materials will be provided.

If interested, please contact Veronica Kathukya at Veronica.Kathukya@ascension.org or 615-284-2241.

National Nutrition Month!

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NAND has some fun and exciting ways to get involved during the month of March as we “Go Further With Food” in 2018!

For questions or to get involved with any of the events below, please contact Sarah Martin at Sarah.L.Vaughn@gmail.com

March 14th: Happy National Registered Dietitian Day
NAND wants to do something extra special for our members. Help us share with the Nashville community who you are! Please send Sarah Martin one sentence stating why you became (or are becoming) a RD and a headshot (or photo of you) no later than March 2nd. NAND is looking forward to sharing something special with our members for the occasion!

March 16th: Nashville Farmer’s Market Night Market
Time: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
NAND has the opportunity to share National Nutrition Month and our expertise with the local community at this very fun, unique-to-Nashville event. NAND will be showcased at the Night Market and will have the opportunity to educate the community on “Going Further with Food.” We are looking for 1-3 volunteers to sign up for 1 hour shifts.

March 24th: Nashville Food Project Cooking in the Kitchen (Maximum: 10 volunteers)
Time: 10:00am -1:00pm
For more information about cooking with the Nashville Food Project, please visit https://www.thenashvillefoodproject.org/the-kitchen/

February 24th Nashville Farmer’s Market CSA Fair: RD Volunteers Needed

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The Nashville Farmer’s Market is looking for Registered Dietitians with NAND to present an adult/children workshop for their upcoming CSA Fair on February 24th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. We are currently looking for someone to host a workshop from 12:00 to 1:00pm.

Topics include:
– what to do now that you have your CSA box
– best bang for your money
– easy, delicious recipes for CSA
– any other topics RDs could share to promote and encourage participating in a CSA this summer

If anyone is interested, please contact Mary Self with the Nashville Farmer’s Market at 615-880-1463 or at mary.self@nashville.gov.

February Member Meeting

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Please join us for the February member meeting!

When: Tuesday, February 27th from 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: Vanderbilt 100 Oaks, Conference Room #1 (Entrance D, behind the escalator, 1st floor)

Agenda

5:00-5:15 PM – Networking & Refreshments (provided by The Urban Juicer)

5:15-5:20 PM – NAND Announcements (Emily Hogan, President)

5:20-5:30 PM – The Urban Juicer Introduction

5:30-5:35 PM – Speaker Introduction—Reba Faye Sloan, M.P.H., L.R.D., F.A.E.D.  (Kara Andrew, President-Elect

5:35 PM-7:05 PM – 1.5 CEU Presentation – “From Disordered to Ordered … What is “Normal” Eating? : Equipping Our Patients/Clients for the Journey”

Learning Objectives

  • The attendee will be able to list at least 3 barriers to an eating disorder patient achieving a normalized relationship to food, eating, activity and body image issues.
  • After hearing this presentation, the ED treatment professional will be able to implement practical, best practice based strategies to equip their patient/client for living out a recovered life in a social-cultural climate that is counterintuitive to eating disorder recovery goals.
  • The attendee will understand the importance of thoroughly addressing prevalent social-cultural messages (bio pedagogies) that constantly bombard our patients/clients as an essential part of treatment.
  • The attendee will be able to describe how the stepping stone process of normalizing one’s relationship with food/eating issues lays the foundation for the possible incorporation of Intuitive Eating principles for a fuller recovery.

7:10-7:30 PM – Awards/Scholarships Presentation (Kayla Little, Awards Chair)

7:30 PM – Closing

***1.5 CEUS offered for NAND members; nonmembers will be charged a $10 fee for CEUs

For a printable version – NAND Meeting Agenda 02.27.18

December Volunteer Opportunity

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Westmoreland High School of Sumner County needs your help!  They are looking for a volunteer to speak to their health and fitness classes about the importance of good nutrition.  The class consists of 45-50 students from a variety of grade levels and runs from 8:00-9:30am.  If you’re interested, please contact Jackie Kelley at 615-644-2280 or email at Jackie.kelley@sumnerschool.org.  Dates are flexible.

Volunteer Opportunity

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Meharry Medical College and Glencliff High School are in need of a registered dietitian!

On November 16, 2017, Glencliff culinary students will visit the Meharry cafeteria and interface with their contracted food vendor, Metz. They will tour the kitchen, learn about food preparation, and attend a session facilitated by a registered dietitian. The students will rotate through in groups of eight, providing the dietitian with three, 30-minute sessions to share about the career field.  The layout of the day is as follows:

10:00am – Session I
10:30am – Session II
11:00am – Session III
11:30am – Lunch
12:00pm – Departure

The registered dietitian will talk to students about the role of dietitians in a hospital setting. While a clinical dietitian would be desirable, anyone willing and comfortable with this responsibility is certainly welcome.  In addition to sharing with students about the role of a registered dietitian, an interactive activity should also be included.

If you’re interested, please contact Polina Vorobeychik at polinkav@gmail.com.