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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!

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Show Off Your Expertise!!!

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NAND is in the process of updating our “Find A RD” page and we need your help! We have so many wonderfully talented experts in our area, but very few names listed currently in our directory. Throughout the year, NAND often receives inquiries looking for expert dietitians and we would love to refer them to you. Please consider sharing your contact information and area(s) of expertise by clicking here. Not only is this an opportunity to advertise your services but also a great way to keep in contact with other practicing dietitians in the area.

*Please note: If you previously submitted this information prior to June 1, 2018,  it has been removed. Please re-submit if you wish to remain a part of the NAND RD directory.

Preceptors Needed! NAND often receives inquiries from students looking for a preceptor.  If you are interested in serving as a preceptor, please consider registering with the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Registry. Here you will find more information on how to sign up, the benefits of serving as a preceptor, and more! Also join the facebook group Match Me With An RD TN, a local group connecting students in need with available preceptors.

*Students in need of a preceptor, please refer to the links noted above. 

Free CEU Opportunity with the Tennessee Beef Council

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July is National Beef Month! Research continues to support findings that protein, such as lean beef, can help people maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, and gain the energy needed for active lives. New scientific evidence shows that a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that includes lean, unprocessed red meat can improve cardiometabolic risk factors.1 To learn more about how you can include beef as part of a healthy diet, join the Tennessee Beef Council for a  free webinar, Getting to the Meat of the Mediterranean Diet: How A Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern with Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health, taking place on Wednesday, July 11 from 1-2 pm CT. You can register here: https://cc.callinfo.com/r/18fhlpdh7hvk2&eom  

If you have not recently visited BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com please be sure to check out the revamped website for information on all things beef, from cuts and cookery, to facts about how cattle are raised and brought to market.

*This webinar provides 1 CEU

Congrats to our gift card winners!

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Congratulations to our gift card winners!!! The following members won a $25 gift card for either taking our NAND membership survey or by joining NAND for the 2018-2019 year by May 31st.

Membership Survey Winners who won a $25 gift card to Amazon

Sarah Martin

Eileen Myers

Joining NAND by May 31st winners who won a $25 gift card to Target

Mary Walker Hall

Laura Schmutzer

With our new year JUST kicking off, now is the perfect time to join NAND! We have some awesome events in the works with our Fall membership kick-off event, member meetings, networking socials and more. So if you haven’t already, join today at the link below to stay in the loop and also to receive emails for local job postings as this is a member exclusive benefit.

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

28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

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Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection

Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection.  Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience.

Date: November 9 – 11, 2018

Location: Philadelphia Airport Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

CE’s/CME’s: 17.5

For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.renfrewconference.com/2018/

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.