Continuing Education Opportunities

NCDA strives to announce every continuing education opportunity that we hear about.  Below is information for a class, webinar, lecture, etc that we have heard about.

The 2017 Senior Nutrition Summit

March 10th, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Levine Senior Center
Matthews, NC

Speakers & Topics
• Tracy L. Bonoffski, MS, RD, CEP, CSSD, UNC Charlotte will discuss Chronic Disease and Whole Foods
• Coury O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter will discuss Nutrition Considerations for people with Dementia
• Jamie Ritchie, MS, RD, CSG, LDN, Consultant Dietician will discuss Nutrition Across the Continuum of Aging (including in the community, Long Term Care Settings, and End of Life)

Registration is $30.00 and includes breakfast and CEU’s. Register to attend today!

2017 SCAN Symposium

Syncing Nutrition Science & Practice: Advancing Knowledge and Building Skills

When: March 30- April 2, 2017
Where:Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

Click here to register and for more information

Title: Treatment of Obesity – An Evaluation of Modern Nutrition and Ayurvedic Approach

Speaker: Pushpa Soundararajan, RDN LDN RYT AHE AFNC MBA
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm eastern/12:00 pm central/11:00 am mountain/10:00 am pacific
Registration Link
*Registration is free

*Note, this session will be presented using VOIP. A phone number will not be available.

*1 Free CPEU Credit will be earned for live attendance.

Webinar will be recorded and posted to the AIND website for later viewing.

This webinar will discuss the treatment of Obesity, from the standpoint of Medical Nutrition and the ancient science of Ayurveda. An overview of Ayurveda originating from India along with its principles in nutrition and lifestyle management will be presented. We will discuss the definition of Obesity, and its causes and treatment from both perspectives. This webinar will also give practical suggestions for integrating both modalities in counseling patients to offer a holistic approach to health and healing.

Pushpa Soundararajan, RDN LDN RYT AHE AFNC MBA is a Registered Licensed Dietitian who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Medical Dietetics, coordinated undergrad program from University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a member of Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group of the Academy.She has over 25 years of experience in nutrition counseling to patients in many settings including dialysis units, hospitals and outpatient centers.
Pushpa is also a Certified Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health educator and Ayurvedic Food and Nutrition Consultant (International School of Yoga and Ayurveda). She is currently in Private Practice as a Registered Dietitian and believes in integrating ancient principles of Ayurveda with Modern Medical Dietetics in providing her clients a comprehensive individualized nutrition plan that not only helps with healing but also enhances their wellbeing.

1. Identify the key differences in the approach between Ayurveda and Modern Nutrition in treating Obesity.
2. Summarize the basis of dietary recommendations in both approaches.
3. Identify some practical suggestions to use an integrative approach in counseling patients.

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CPE Level: II 

Registration is open for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) Hands-On Training Workshop in Hickory, NC.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017
where: Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
CEUs: 10

Cost: (includes cost of all workshop materials)
• $400 for Academy members
• $450 for non-Academy members
Early Bird rate above through February 1st, 2017

To Register 

Space is still available for this interactive, hands-on NFPE training workshop to provide registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform NFPE at their clinic, hospital, or patient center to aid in the diagnosis of malnutrition.

After attending the NFPE Hands-On Training Workshop, the RDN workshop participant will be able to:

• Recognize the role of the NFPE in identifying malnutrition
• Assess muscle wasting and fat loss
• Evaluate the presence of edema or fluid accumulation
• Identify clinical signs of micronutrient deficiencies and toxicities
• Measure functional status using hand grip strength dynamometer
• Demonstrate basic NFPE skills on actual patients

Attendees have the opportunity to perform NFPE on real patients during rounds with Academy trainers in very small groups (6 participants and 1 trainer)

Attendees earn 10 CEUs

Attendees are also prepared to return to their facility and provide peer champion training to co-worker RDNs who can earn 8 CEUs at NO additional charge.

Nutrition Support Training Programs at the University of Virginia Health System:

• Weekend Warrior "Mini-Traineeship": March 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA
• Week-Long Nutrition Support Traineeship sessions--March 20-24, April 24-28 and May 8-12, 2017
• Webinars and Self-Study materials also available.
For information, click here or contact Stacey McCray at

Nutricia Learning Center: Specialized nutrition education – helping you help your patients.

Bringing you a comprehensive set of educational resources and tools in a range of specialized nutrition areas
Click here for more information