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Student Scholarships

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides scholarships to deserving nutrition and dietetics students! Click here to learn more about available scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that NAND has a partnership with the PENCIL Foundation? NAND has been assigned to Glencliff High School’s Academy of Health and Hospitality. Volunteer areas include:  teaching pre-natal nutrition classes, foodservice/culinary classes, work shadowing, and many more! Contact Mollie at restorativerd@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering. To learn more, check out their website at https://www.pencilforschools.org.

For more student volunteer opportunities, check out our website at http://www.eatrightnashville.org/index.php/student-section/volunteer-opportunities/.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, NAND is getting a group together to volunteer at Second Harvest. Please see details below for more information and to RSVP. We hope you can join us! This is a great opportunity to network with other members, obtain a few volunteer hours if you are a student, all while giving back to community.

*This event is capped at 15 people so RSVP early*

When: Saturday, March 16th from 9:00am-11:30am. *Please note date change from what was listed in our newsletter
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1958 Almaville Rd Smyrna TN 37167
RSVP to Bailey at bcpihera@mail.lipscomb.edu


Speaker Needed

Portland High School is looking for an expert dietitian to come speak at their school regarding Diet and Eating Disorders. There will be three different classes, starting at 9am and ending at 3pm. Any day in April requested at speaker convenience. For more information and/or if interested in speaking, please contact Emily Hogan at Emilyhoganrd@hotmail.com.

Free CEU Opportunity

Topic: The Ketogenic Diet – Is it Another Fad?
When: February 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST
Cost: Free
1 CEU pending approval for Registered Dietitians
For more information and to register: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/22028/

About This Webinar: The ketogenic (keto) diet is becoming more and more popular, so it’s not surprising that this is one of our most requested topics! You might be getting questions from your clients, patients, and friends as to how safe this diet, or lifestyle is. If you are interested in learning more about the ketogenic diet, including the indications of a ketogenic diet, then RSVP for this webinar and join us to discover the facts. In this 60-minute webinar we will define the ketogenic diet, discuss its role in the treatment of chronic disease and review strategies for streamlining sessions with patients interested in this diet.

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

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.

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.

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

October 24, 2017 | Uncategorized, Volunteer Opportunity | No Comments

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

August 24, 2017 | Volunteer Opportunity | No Comments

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

August 7, 2017 | Volunteer Opportunity | No Comments

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.