FREE Webinars

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Insure Tennessee Webinar: January 27th, 3:00pm CST

On December 15th, Governor Haslam announced that he had created a plan called “Insure Tennessee” that would use federal money to help 200,000 Tennesseans gain access to health care. Since then, there’s been a lot of confusion about what exactly Insure Tennessee will do — do you have to have a job to qualify? What’s the difference between the Healthy Incentives plan and the Volunteer plan? Is this good for Tennessee? (Hint: the answer to the last one is yes!)

Tuesday, January 27th at 3:00 pm CST for a webinar and we’ll take you through what this plan will mean for Tennessee.  and spread the word! This training is for everyone who wants to understand Insure Tennessee — whether you are an advocate or a consumer. Don’t miss out! RSVP today

Beyond the Sports Drink: Effective Rehydration Options for the Athlete: Thursday, February 19th at 11 a.m. CST 

Join us for a free webinar that will review why hydration is a vital component of any sports nutrition training plan and discuss science-based recommendations for hydrating before, during and after exercise.

Register here by February 17th.

FUNCTIONAL FOODS: PHYTOCHEMICALS – HIDDEN NUTRITION GEMS

Aired January 15, 2015: This webinar reviews the current knowledge and identifies future research questions regarding phytochemicals and offers practical strategies for clients to include more phytochemicals into their diet.

Click here to view the webinar and receive 1 CPE.

Meet the Candidates Forum

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The Academy is hosting two webinars for an unique opportunity to meet the Academy’s president-elect and speaker-elect candidates on the 2015 ballot. Past President, Susan Laramee, MS, RD, FAND will pose questions to the candidates to help members gain insight to their perspectives and views.

Meet president-elect candidates Lucille Beseler MS, RDN, LDN, CDE and Nancy Lewis, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND

    • Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST.
    • To register for the president-elect webinar please click here.

Meet speaker-elect candidates Linda Farr, RDN, LD, FAND and Kathleen McClusky, MS, RD, FAND

    • Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST.
    • To register for the speaker-elect webinar please click here.
The Meet the Candidates Forum webinars are free to Academy members.
1.0 CPEU hour is available for members attending each live webinar. 

NAND Board Nominations

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The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics needs YOU on the 2015-2016 Board!!
Being on the NAND board has many benefits, such as:
– 3 leadership CEUs to log in your professional portfolio
– FREE year membership to NAND
– Strengthens your résumé
– Sets you up as a great candidate for TAND leadership

Self-nominations are encouraged!
Nominees must be an active or retired member of AND and NAND and licensed to practice in Tennessee. Please email Lisa Sheehan-Smith (lisa.sheehan-smith@mtsu.edu) by December 23, 2014 with your nominations.

For more information, please click here.

Immediate Action Alert!

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Dear NAND Members,

We need your assistance today! We are asking that you send an email to Senator Lamar Alexander’s key staff member regarding the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act.  The letter we are asking you to send can be found below or by clicking this linkThis is a time sensitive issue, so please take action today! 

Please send the following email message to: david_cleary@alexander.senate.gov
Dear Senator Alexander,
As a constituent and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I urge you to support and pass the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (S. 539).  The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (S. 539) will address the enormous economic and human toll caused by diabetes and the complications of the disease.  The estimated total cost of diabetes has increased nearly 50% in five years, totaling $322 billion annually, according to new research published in the December 2014 issue of Diabetes Care.  The research also reveals that between 2007 and 2012, the cost of prediabetes increased 74% and the cost of undiagnosed diabetes increased by 82%.  The report underscores the need for new approaches to diabetes and prediabetes to reduce the burden of the disease and the urgent need to take action now.  For more information on the newly published research, please click here.
There are 24 co-sponsors of S. 539 who believe that a Commission to address diabetes and the complications of the disease is warranted given the magnitude of the diabetes epidemic.  Passage of the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Actwill be an important victory for individuals with diabetes and the healthcare professionals who treat them.  The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics includes 1463 dietitians who see the need for this legislation now in our state.
I urge you to take action now and pass the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (S. 539).
Sincerely,
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