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.

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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunity

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Kara Miller, Dietitian for Belmont University Dining Services, is in search of a dietitian or dietetic intern to help facilitate a documentary and panel discussion with Belmont students.

What: Documentary “In Defense of Food” + Panel Discussion for university students
Date: Monday, September 25th from 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: Belmont University

If interested, contact Kara at kara.miller@sodexo.com.

NAND Volunteer Opportunity

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What: Women’s Heart Alliance Screening Event

Where: First Tennessee Park – 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219

When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Additional Information: This event is held for Metro-Nashville Employees. It is a “come and go” event in which different departments within Metro will pass through at designated times, resulting in a steady flow of participants throughout the event. There will be fun, heart healthy activities, health screenings and exercise demos. They are looking for a few RD’s to be available with educational information and to provide basic nutrition counseling if needed. They have a team of nurses who will be doing screens: blood pressure, weight, labs, etc. The event will have tents, tables, chairs for protection from the elements.

Please email Emily Hogan –  Emilyhoganrd@hotmail.com or call/text 615-568-0608 if you are available to participate with this event. NAND will provide materials.

NAND Leadership Opportunity

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Looking for a leadership role? Want to get more involved in your profession and the Nashville community?
Join the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board!
NAND is looking for leaders to serve on the 2017-2018 Board. NAND membership is free for Board members and offers opportunities in networking with other nutrition professionals and our Nashville community. The following positions are vacant:
  • Nominating Chair-Elect
  • Nominating Member
  • Membership Initiative
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Website Coordinator
 To join, please contact Sarah Martin at Sarah.L.Vaughn@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity–Fresh Savings Program at Nashville Farmer’s Market

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On Saturday May 20th, NAND is partnering with the Nashville Farmers Market and AARP Foundation to support the Fresh Savings Program at Nashville Farmer’s Market. Please join us!  Fresh Savings helps people who shop with SNAP/EBT benefits stretch their dollars. When someone spends up to $20 on SNAP-eligible food at the market, they can receive up to $20 more to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. NAND volunteers will help guide shoppers on how to spend their tokens, how to pick out different fruits/vegetables, provide suggestions on how to use the produce, and show them the best way to maximize their dollar. Sign up to help! We are looking for at least 4 volunteers to cover a 2 hour shift, either 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm. Sign up today by following the link below!

http://signup.com/go/VFZPphd

To learn more about the AARP Fresh Savings Program, check out the attached flyer or go to their website at www.aarpfoundation.org/freshsavings.

TN Fresh Savings Editable Flyer- NFM May 17

Volunteer Opportunity for Intern

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We are pleased to announce that the very popular Kids Cook classes will return to the 12 South Farmers Market this year!  Community Hospitality is sponsoring this class series, making it FREE for kids (ages 8-12 yrs. old) to enjoy.

Lindsey Joe, RD LDN (NAND’s media representative) will be heading up Kids Cook for the second year in a row. She is in search of a Kids Cook Intern to help assist with making the class a continued success and one-of-a-kind culinary kids’ experience (and she would LOVE to see a Dietetic Intern in this role!).  If you are interested, please see the attached for more details!

Kids Cook class dates include:

  • Tuesday, June 6, 13, & 20
  • Tuesday, July 11, 18, 25

12SFM Kids Cook Intern 2017