Accepting Nominations for the 2018-2019 NAND Awards!

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A leader doesn’t always have a fancy title like CEO, director or manager. A leader can be defined as a difference maker or someone who isn’t satisfied with the status quo. Each year, the Nashville Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics takes time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of both members and community leaders who make a difference.

That’s where you come in! We ask for your participation in the selection process. Nominate a NAND difference maker today!

The Awards available for nominations include: 
Outstanding Dietitian
Recognized Young Dietitian
Emerging Dietetics Leader
Outstanding Dietetics Educator
Outstanding Dietetics Student
Iris Award

*Note: We encourage you to nominate multiple candidates for the different awards. You may also nominate yourself for an award if you meet the criteria.

Click here for more information on nomination eligibility requirements. Please email all nominations complete with the nominee’s email address to Elise.Thompson@HCAhealthcare.com.

*Nominations are due by September 30th, 2018*

Please contact Elise Thompson with any questions at: (615) 604-7438  or Elise.Thompson@HCAhealthcare.com

NAND Fall Networking Event September 13th

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Join NAND and MTSPEN for some movement and fun at our annual membership kick-off event!

What: Yoga, Jeni’s ice cream, other refreshments, and networking.

Where: Centennial Park – 2500 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203. At the event shelter in the back of the park next to the plane and train.

When: Thursday September 13th, 5:30-7:30pm. Yoga will take place from 6-7pm.

Who: All current NAND Members and RDNs/DTRs, dietetic interns, and dietetic students who are interested in joining NAND this year are welcome to join!

*SHARE THIS FLYER WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES AND INVITE THEM TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN!*

*Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. We will have extra yoga mats to provide to participants that do not have one.

Sammi Ke-a will be leading us in our evening yoga. Sammi currently teaches at FreeBird Fitness, Hot Yoga Lebanon, So Fly Studio, HOTBOX, Unity Yoga Room, Zone Conditioning, Pinnacle Bank, and Ryman Corporate Office. She is also available for private sessions. Instagram handle is @sammi.kea.

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Melissa Giovanni at giovanni1mj@gmail.com.  Deadline to RSVP is Monday September 10th.

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

              

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/

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/

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

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 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.

October Journal Club

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When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Eio and the Hive – 5305 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Topic:  Mindful Eating & Intuitive Eating (and how to incorporate these components into your practice, regardless of your specialty!)


Other important information:

–there is space for 10 members – please RSVP if you intend on joining

–NAND will provide one beverage per participant in addition to appetizers

–a brief mindful eating exercise will be included

–CEUs will be provided

To RSVP, email Christine Tapocsi at christinetapocsi@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!