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The House of Delegates (HOD) selected the topic of Consumer Awareness and Changing Drivers of Food Choices for discussion at the Spring HOD virtual meeting. This topic and subtopics were identified from the Council on Future Practice’s (CFP) Visioning Report 2017: A Preferred Path Forward for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession, the Academy’s Strategic Plan, and delegate input through HOD meetings and surveys. The subtopics generated under the umbrella topic of Consumer Awareness and Changing Drivers of Food Choices are food systems and sustainability, evidence-based practice, and communications. The dialogue will focus not only on shaping the nature of dietary guidance through research and translation, but also using the best available evidence to communicate nutrition information to consumers in light of changing drivers of food choice that include food systems and sustainability. This is where we need your help!

Please take this survey on communicating and shaping dietary guidance related to sustainability before Sunday, March 24, 2019. The survey should take approximately five minutes of your time. Results will be shared with the entire HOD to help inform the dialogue on March 30-31 during the Spring 2019 HOD Virtual Meeting. Thank you for your time.

Catherine Austin
TAND Delegate

The bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019 (H.R.1530, S.595) recently introduced in the U.S. House and Senate will allow a registered dietitian nutritionist or other qualified healthcare practitioner to independently provide intensive behavioral counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries with obesity and facilitate beneficiaries’ access to treatment options.

Let your members of Congress know where you stand and urge them to support this bill to improve patient outcomes, enhance health care access, and reduce health care costs.

Take Action Today

The last day to vote in the Academy’s 2019 election is  February 15th. This is a great opportunity to have a role in selecting our future leaders. One of our very own, past NAND President and current Website Coordinator Collette Powers, is running for a position in the Renal DPG group so please consider taking a moment to cast your vote! Access the ballot at the link below to view this year’s candidates for both the national election and DPG groups.

View the slate of candidates and vote electronically here. 

2019-2020 TAND Delegate Ballot Nominees

Voting for the 2019-2020 TAND Delegate is now open! Click here to review the candidates information and cast your vote. Voting closes in one week so do not delay, vote today!

TAND Webinar November 2nd

October 31, 2018 | Action Alerts, Meetings & Events | No Comments

Join TAND as they host the “The Road to Order Writing Privileges” webinar. TAND’s Past President, Brian Jones, will be presenting information about the new rule that was passed for RDNs to write diet orders. This will be an informative session about how we have arrived to this point, and recommendations for implementation in your facility. You don’t want to miss this! The webinar is brought to you by TAND and is available as a member benefit across the state!

The Road to Order Writing Privileges
Date: Friday, November 2nd
Time: 1:00-2:00PM (EST)
Meeting link:
Meeting Password: 5FJFH8pN

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As featured in the recent Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) newsletter, Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander hold an informal breakfast on Tuesday mornings for Tennesseans visiting Washington.

“Tennessee Tuesday” provides a great opportunity to speak with both senators and schedule meetings with their staffs to discuss legislation important to you or your organization.

If you are interested in speaking directly with our legislators or would like more information, please contact Brian Carroll at TAND is getting a group together to attend “Tennessee Tuesday” this month on October 23rd.

New Tax on Fitness Centers

October 4, 2018 | Action Alerts | No Comments

You may have recently heard that a 1980’s sales tax on fitness centers is just now starting to be enforced. It’s getting a LOT of local attention. Two Knoxville, TN, representatives in particular intend to challenge the tax on grounds that it discourages activity in an already high chronic disease state. For more information on this tax increase and ways to contact your local legislator, please refer to the following links below.

Daniel and Biggs Press Release:

WATE Coverage:

Tax Notice from TN Dept. of Revenue: